PCSD honors retirees, those with service anniversaries

PCSD honors retirees, those with service anniversaries

Retiring from the PCSD are, front from left, Betty Kestly, Kathy Belaire, Joan Riedel, Ramona Kornaus, and, back, Kim Krenz-Wozniak, Wayne Smith, Mary Connolly, Mary Sturm-Johnson, Jamie Hubbard, Dave Bentz and Joanne Kurowski. Missing are: Renee de la Cruz, Deb Dolata, Lori Gray, Gary Karcz and Mark Reimer.

At a May 8 awards banquet, the Pulaski Community School District honored 16 employees who are retiring from the district. Also honored were 76 employees who are celebrating service anniversaries.


“The community in the Pulaski Community School District includes outstanding students and their supportive families, generous and supportive community partners and diverse municipalities, but arguably the most important are you, our incredible staff,” Supt. Bec Kurzynske said. “You are the reason that we are able to provide great learning opportunities for our students each and every day and I thank you for your dedication and commitment to ensuring that ​all​ means ​all​ in the Pulaski Community School District.”  


Board of Education president Michael Voelker thanked district staff for their efforts. “Everybody on the board has children or has had children enrolled in the district, and we’ve seen firsthand what a difference you make in their lives. On behalf of the entire board, I want to thank all of you for the service you’ve given to the district and the milestone you are celebrating tonight, and also give a special thanks to our retirees who are marking the end of their service and looking forward to the next chapter in their lives,” he said.


Retiring are:  Kathy Belaire, Dave Bentz, Mary Connolly, Renee de la Cruz, Deb Dolata, Lori Gray, Jamie Hubbard, Gary Karcz, Betty Kestly, Ramona Kornaus, Kim Krenz-Wozniak, Joanne Kurowski, Mark Reimer, Joan Riedel, Mary Sturm-Johnson and Wayne Smith.


Those observing service anniversaries are:

10 YEARS:​  Patrice Bablitch,  Dawn Bogucki,  Sharon Brabender,  Rebecca Budz,  Sarah Casper-Due, Sherry Czarapata, Cindy DeNeys, Amy Fischer, Sarah Hoverson, Theresa Josephson, Gary Karcz, Cory Krizizke,  Susan Lewin,  Ray Majewski,  Jerad Marsh,  Amber Molle,  Joann Neily,  Jessica Rosenberg-Fredrickson,  Dave Shaw, Wayne Smith and Aaron Triphan. 


15 YEARS:​ Katie Backhaus, Michelle Fischer, Amy Grzeskowiak, Kerri Haertl, Elizabeth Kust, Ryan Mentink, Patrick Rades, Sally Robertson, Tami Sullivan, Tracy Sundstrom, Kathy Tennant, Jamie Thompson, Jane Wendt, Char Wilson  and Tricia Yarbro.


20 YEARS:​ Laurie Babiarz, Nicole Borley, Joan Brylski, Kathy Fischer, Amy Gee, Paula Goeben, Beth Hansen, Sandy Harvey, Jenn Heck, Christy Hutjens, Lisa Jourdan, Kandy Lardinois, Kelly Logue, Brian Morgan, Sarah Morgan, Darral Otto, Deb Schneider, Jenni Schwittay, Jenny Stehlik, Tracey Szymanski, Amy Uelmen, Jeff Uelmen, Celine Van Vreede, Carrie Wagner, Sue Wheeler, Carol Witthuhn and Jon Wood.  


25 YEARS:​ Shelly Bierhals, Carrie Burch, Tom Busch, Mary Connolly, Jim Doell, Paul Ford,  Jenny Gracyalny , Marty Krause, Paula Krause and Tricia Paul.


30 YEARS:​ Carrie Fischer.


35 YEARS:​ Laurie Przybylski and David Reinking.