Troy BOE honors retirees


For the Troy Daily News



TROY — The Troy City Schools Board of Education recognized the following retirements on Monday.

The following employees retired prior to the end of the school year:

• Jill Dunfee started working for Troy City Schools in 1993 as a food service assistant. She spent a couple of years at the high school before moving to Cookson in 1994. She remained at Cookson until 2008 and then moved to Kyle until her retirement. She worked for Troy for 25 years.

• Brian Henderson started working for Troy City Schools in 2012 as a bus mechanic. He was with Troy for 6 ½ years.

• Rebecca “Becky” Pappas started working for Troy City Schools in 1996 as an intervention assistant at Van Cleve. In 2007, she moved to the board office as a treasurer’s assistant and remained there until December 2018. She worked for Troy for 22 years.

• Ken Stager started working for Troy City Schools in 1989 in maintenance. In 1990, he moved to second shift custodian at the junior high. In 1992, he became head custodian. In 1994, he traveled between Kyle and Van Cleve. In 1995, he became a third shift custodian at the high school. He moved back to head custodian in 2007 at Kyle then moved back to the junior high in 2009 and remained there until his retirement on Dec. 31, 2018. He worked for Troy a total of 29 years.

The following employees will retire at the end of the school year:

• Gail Bulach started working for Troy City Schools in 1984. She was a first grade teacher at Concord for 35 years.

• Tricia Edwards started working for Troy City Schools in 2000 as a music teacher at Van Cleve. She remained at Van Cleve until 2006. In 2006, she moved to Forest and then in 2012 she split her days between Forest and Kyle. She has been with Troy City Schools for 20 years.

• Margaret “Meg” Ellinger started working for Troy City Schools in 1990 as a teacher’s aide at Heywood. In 1991, she was the computer facilitator at Heywood and remained in that position for eight years. In 1999, she moved into an intervention assistants position at Heywood. She also had a role in the library at Concord 2007-2008 and 2008-2009. She will retire with 28 years at Troy.

• Kathy Goodman started working for Troy City Schools in 1992 as a food service assistant at the high school. In 2003, she moved into the assistant kitchen manager position at the high school. She has been with Troy for 27 years.

• Kim Heintz started working as a secretary for the ETC in 1988. She then moved to the board office as the administrative assistant to the superintendent in 2001. She will retire with 30 years at Troy.

• Krista Magill started working for Troy City Schools as a treasurer’s assistant-payroll in 1988 and remained at the position for 30 years.

• LaRayne Mercer started working for Troy City Schools as a computer lab aide at the junior high in 1989. She remained in this position until 2001 when she became the library clerk at the junior high. She has been with Troy for 30 years.

• Susan Montgomery started working for Troy City Schools in 2000 as a health clinic LPN at the junior high and at the high school in 2001. In 2006, she moved into a certified nursing position and served all of the elementary buildings. She will retire with 19 years with Troy.

• Karl Ratermann started working for Troy City Schools in 2000 as a junior high math teacher. He remained in this position for 19 years.

• Michael “Mick” Roberts started working for Troy City Schools in 1988 as a social studies teacher at the junior high. He remained in this position for 32 years.

• Julie Tussing started working for Troy City Schools in 1987 as a Spanish teacher at the high school where she remained. She will retire with 32 years at Troy.

For the Troy Daily News