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District recognizes 19 retiring district employees

May 14, 2020 - This year, 19 employees are retiring from positions all across the district. Collectively, they have contributed 358 years of service to EPS students, families and colleagues. Unfortunately, in light of the current social distancing guidelines, the district is not able to honor them with the in-person retirement celebration that has traditionally been held. 

Even so, we want to celebrate their hard work and dedication to Edina students and families with a special EPS In Focus photo blog, where you can read favorite memories and their retirement plans.

We are grateful for the time each of these retirees have devoted to support the work of Edina Public Schools. We thank them and wish them well as they begin the next chapter of their lives:

  • Joan Boyd
    • Occupational Therapist | Early Learning Center
    • 8 years of service
  • Jane Bull
    • Paraprofessional | South View Middle School
    • 12 years of service
  • Jim Caspar
    • 7th Grade Science Teacher | South View Middle School
    • 19 years of service
  • Lana Davis
    • Department Specialist | Early Learning Center
    • 26 years of service
  • Elizabeth Gerich
    • Occupational Therapist | Districtwide
    • 24 years of service
  • Ellen Guerin
    • Social Studies Teacher | Edina High School
    • 25 years of service
  • Terry Maxwell 
    • CES Program Manager | Cornelia Elementary School
    • 21 years of service
  • Timothy McManus
    • Math Teacher | Edina High School
    • 9 years of service
  • Dale Pollesch
    • Physical Education/DAPE Teacher | Cornelia, Concord and Creek Valley Elementary School
    • 26 years of service
  • Karen Roach
    • Principal’s Secretary | Normandale Elementary School
    • 23 years of service
  • Crystal Sorensen
    • ESL Teacher | Cornelia Elementary School
    • 16 years of service
  • David Sponheim
    • Grade 5 Teacher | Highlands Elementary School
    • 30 years of service
  • Cynthia Thompson
    • Special Education Teacher | Edina High School
    • 8 years of service
  • Mary Watts
    • Social Worker | Valley View Middle School
    • 17 years of service
  • Michael Weinkauf
    • Physical Education Teacher | Cornelia Elementary School
    • 26 years of service
  • Keith Wolfe
    • Custodial Supervisor | Cornelia Elementary School
    • 15 years of service
  • Nancy Zuber
    • Special Education Teacher | Valley View Middle School
    • 21 years of service

Read favorite memories and retirement plans in EPS in Focus.