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DSC honors years of service at Opening Day Event - 8/23

Duneland School Corporation hosted their annual Opening Day event for teachers and support staff at Chesterton High School Auditorium today, August 14, 2023.

Teachers and support staff serving the Corporation for 20, 25, and 30 years were honored at the event.

Those receiving 20-year awards were: Kim Bogue-Transportation, Katie Curiel-Brummitt Elementary teacher; Brian Doolin-Westchester Intermediate (WIS) teacher, Marian Chapman-Chesterton High (CHS) treasurer, Cara Ellerthorpe-WIS teacher, Jo Graff-Jackson Elementary (JA) school nurse, Russ Hardsock- Yost Elementary (YO) teacher, Heidi Hennigar-Liberty Elementary principal, Laura Kerr, CHS Media assistant, Chris Lowery- CHS Speech teacher, Lisa Ozimek-Bailly Elementary (BA) Child Nutrition manager, Lonnie Penrose- DSC Transportation mechanic, Jason Stodola-Chesterton Middle (CMS) custodian, Rebecca Uehling-CHS English teacher, and Nicole Wilson-WIS PE teacher.

For 25 years: Lisa Dyer-CHS teacher, Beth Galloway-CMS teacher, Bobbie Hall-WIS teacher, Christy Jarka-DSC Trojan Learning Center director; Kurt Plescher-DSC Grounds Maintenance, Adrienne Stafford-CMS teacher, Anne Stillman-BA teacher, Dominee VanNostran-LIS teacher and Kevin Zeck, DSC Teaching and Learning, K-12 assistant director.

For 30 year: Dan Lynch and Paul Ochs, both CHS teachers.

DSC 20-year Service Award recopients

Above, DSC 20 Yr. Service Awards: Honored for 20 years of Service at Duneland School Corporation’s Welcome Back Opening Day Celebration on Monday were front, left to right, Jason Stodola, CMS custodian; kneeling, Heidi Hennigar, LES Principal; Cara Ellerthorpe, WIS teacher; Katie Curiel, BR teacher; and Nicole Wilson, WIS teacher. Back row, Chris Lowery, CHS teacher; Russ Hardsock, Yost teacher; Becky Uehling, CHS teacher; Kim Bogue, DSC Transportation dispatcher; Brian Doolin, WIS teacher and Jo Graff, JA school nurse. Absent from photo is Mariann Chapman, CHS treasurer; Laura Kerr, CHS Media assistant; Lisa Ozimek, BA Child Nutrition manager and Lonnie Penrose, DSC Transportation mechanic.

DSC 25 year service awards

DSC 25 Yr. Service Awards: Honored for 25 years of Service at Duneland School Corporation’s Welcome Back Opening Day Celebration on Monday were, front, left to right, Adrienne Stafford, CMS teacher; Dominee VanNostran, LIS teacher; Bobbi Hall, WIS teacher; Beth Galloway, CMS teacher; Christy Jarka, DSC Trojan Learning Center director; and Lisa Dyer, CHS teacher.  Back row, Kevin Zeck, DSC Teaching & Learning, K-12 assistant director and Anne Stillman, BA teacher.  Absent from photo is Kurt Plescher, DSC Grounds.

DSC 30 year service awards

DSC 30 Yr. Service Award: Honored for 30 years of Service at Duneland School Corporation’s Welcome Back Opening Day Celebration on Monday were, left to right, CHS teachers Paul Ochs and Dan Lynch.