Superintendent Rundle Recognizes Employees of the Year, Retiring Staff, and Service Milestones at Ceremony in MIHS Library
Mercer Island, WA, May 31, 2023 – Mercer Island School District Superintendent Dr. Fred Rundle recognized the District’s Employees of the Year, Retiring Staff, and staff with a years of service milestone in a ceremony this evening in the MIHS Library. Rundle was joined by Mercer Island Education Association (MIEA) President Sally Loeser at the ceremony.
The 2022-23 MISD Certificated Employees of the Year are:
Kate Yoder – Math, MIHS
Melissa Gaffney – Language Arts/Social Studies/Electives, IMS
Elizabeth Ohvall – Special Services, Northwood
The 2022-23 MISD Classified Employees of the Year are:
Kristin Brintnall – Administration Assistant, MIHS
Lisa Elefson – Paraeducator, Northwood
Ron Pham – Technology Specialist, MIHS
Four MISD staff members are retiring after the 2022-23 school year. They include:
The District recognizes years of service by staff in five year increments. This year Rundle recognized these staff members for their continuous contributions to the District.
45-Year Service Recognition
35-Year Service Recognition
25-Year Service Recognition
20-Year Service Recognition
Mary Jo Budzius
15-Year Service Recognition
10-Year Service Recognition
5-Year Service Recognition
Renee De Bock
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