Sioux City Community School District holds ceremony for retiring staff

The Sioux City Community School District recently held a ceremony to honor and celebrate the retiring staff members who have dedicated years of service to the district. The ceremony took place at the district office on May 9, 2023.

The event was an opportunity for the district to recognize the dedication and commitment of these individuals, who have helped shape the lives of countless students over the years. The retiring staff members were honored with speeches, gifts, and well wishes from colleagues, friends, and family members.

Among the retiring staff members were teachers, administrators, and support staff who have worked in various capacities across the district. Some of the individuals honored at the ceremony included Jean Jensen, a special education teacher with 33 years of service, Susan Blount, a reading interventionist with 25 years of service, and Kay Bies, a custodian with 26 years of service.

Superintendent Dr. Paul Gausman spoke at the ceremony, thanking the retiring staff members for their dedication and commitment to the district. He said that their work has had a lasting impact on the lives of students, and that their contributions will not be forgotten.

“This is a special moment for us to celebrate the many years of service of our retiring staff members,” said Gausman. “They have made a tremendous difference in the lives of our students, and their impact will be felt for years to come. We are grateful for their dedication, their hard work, and their commitment to excellence.”

The Sioux City Community School District is one of the largest school districts in Iowa, serving more than 14,000 students across 20 elementary schools, four middle schools, and three high schools. The district employs more than 1,500 staff members who are committed to providing a high-quality education to every student.

The retiring staff members have played an important role in the success of the district, and their contributions will be missed. The ceremony was a fitting tribute to their years of service and dedication, and a reminder of the impact that educators can have on the lives of their students.

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