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GCPS Says Goodbye to 435 Retiring Teachers, Staff

Norcross schools lose 23 veteran educators and support staff who retired at the end of the 2011-2012 school year.

Gwinnett County Public Schools thanked 435 classroom teachers, office staff, administrators, counselors and media specialists who retired after the 2011-2012 school year, according to a press release.

Collectively the group of Gwinnett County Public School retirees have spent 11,233 years of their lives in education and 180 have 30 years of service, 15 have invested 40 or years and one retiree has 50 years in education, according to a release from Gwinnett County Public Schools.

"I would like to personally thank each of our retiring employees for their service to Gwinnett County Public Schools, to our community, and most importantly to our students," said CEO and Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks," in the release.

The list includes 23 retirees from the following public schools that serve Norcross students. Listed are schools in the Norcross cluster.

Norcross High School

Juanna P. Alzaga, Orchestra Teacher,
30 years in 3ducation, 21 years GCPS

Dianne Cotton, Counselor
42 years in education, 12 years at GCPS

Lou Llerandi, History Teacher
31 years in education, 19 years in GCPS

Beverly Mayes, Work-Based Learning Coordinator
37 years in education, 15 years in Gwinnett

Cathy Rogers, Chemistry Teacher
11.5 years in education, all in GCPS

Glenda Young, ESOL Sheltered Integrated Algebra I Teacher
39 years in education, 21 years in Gwinnett

Meadowcreek High School

Dr. Claire Lockman Boyce, Community School Director,
45 years in education, 7 years in GCPS

Antonia Hernandez, School Nutrition Program Worker,
11 years in education, all in Gwinnett

Stripling Elementary School

Donna Center, Teacher,
35.5 years in education, 11 years in Gwinnett

Bray McGhee, Teacher,
33 years in education, 15.5 years in GCPS

Rockbridge Elementary School

Melody Glenn, Teacher,
29 years in education, 7 years in Gwinnett

Rhetta Goebel, Gifted Education Teacher,
41 years in education, 21 years in Gwinnett

Marjorie A. Haders, Teacher,
24 years in education, 10 years in Gwinnett

Helen Lucius, Teacher,
14 years in education, 5 years in Gwinnett

GIVE Center West

Daniel Phan, Custodian,
7 years in education, all in Gwinnett

Summerour Middle School

Victoria Phillips, Science Teacher,
35.2 years in education, 9 years in GCPS

Anna Stafford, Counselor, 
22.5 years in education, 19 years in Gwinnett

Beaver Ridge Elementary School

Carleen Ritter, ESOL Teacher,
28.7 years in education, all in GCPS

Cindy Robinson, Paraprofessional,
38 years in education, 17 years in Gwinnett

Julie Ross, School Nutrition Program Worker,
16 years in education, all in GCPS

Meadowcreek Elementary School

Barbara Ann Rozier, SASI Clerk,
24 years in education, all in GCPS

Norcross Elementary School

Constance Whitledge, Teacher,
11 years in education, all in GCPS

Ann C. Willingham, ESOL Teacher,
25 years in education, 11 years in Gwinnett

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