The Long Beach Public Schools honored 26 retiring staff members on May 26, during a reception held in the high school café. The retirees were joined by members of the Board of Education and Administration, along with their families, for a dinner and evening of acknowledgements. Staff members who have worked closely with the retiring individuals shared heartfelt remarks and narratives before presenting them with small tokens of gratitude.
The district extends its appreciation to the retirees for their years of service, dedication and support that have played a part in students’ learning and safety. A fond farewell goes out to Rosemary McComb-Amorini, LBHS Math Teacher; Richard Behr, West School Head Custodian; Perry Bodnar, LBHS Science Teacher; Elaine Braithwaite, East School Math Teacher; Anna Carfagno, LBHS Foreign Language Teacher; Angela Casey, LBHS Special Education Teacher; Deborah Charles, Buildings and Grounds Secretary; Carolyn Ciccone, Lido School Teacher Assistant; Mary Ann Colucci, West School Speech/Language Teacher; Carol Henck, LBHS Nurse; Barbara Hirsch, West School Librarian; Deborah Hodge, Bus Driver; Wayne Hoffman, Lido Complex Head Custodian; Nancy Hopkins, Lindell School Lunch Aide; Valerie Hutchinson-Parker, Bus Driver; Virginia Kavanaugh, West School Reading Teacher; Ellen McElroy, LBHS Math Teacher; Melinda McLaughlin, LBMS PPS Secretary; Joanne McLoughlin, LBMS Secretary; Denise Menelao, LBHS Business Teacher; Suzanne Richez, Lido School Math Teacher; Barbara Russo, Lindell School Music Teacher; Sandra Schneider, West School Principal; Nancy Stofflet-Morton, East School Special Education Teacher; Carol Todaro-Bitetto, East School Math Teacher; Annmarie Tuzzolino, Lido School Teacher.