9 Retirees Honored By Wilmington School Committee

WILMINGTON, MA — At their June 10th meeting, the Wilmington School Committee honored the nine staff members who are retiring by the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Paula Byrne, WHS Library Media Specialist, 18 years
  • Cynthia Dench-Irish, WMS Foreign Language Teacher, 11 years
  • Rita King, WMS Nurse (Previously: Nurse at WHS and North), 28 years
  • Mary Mahoney, WMS & WHS Speech & Language Pathologist, 15 years
  • Lynne Martell, Wildwood Educational Assistant, 8 years
  • Joan Murphy, WMS Special Education Teacher, 9 years
  • Kimberly Ritchie, WHS Educational Assistant (Previously: Educational Assistant at Wildwood & Woburn Street), 11 years
  • Joanne Russo, North’s Food Service Manager (Previously: WMS & Wildwood Food Services Manager), 21 years
  • Patricia Tobin, WHS Educational Assistant (Previously: Shawsheen Educational Assistant), 14 years

Collectively, these nine women have 148 years of dedicated service to Wilmington Public Schools, according to Superintendent Mary DeLai.

Four were present at last night’s School Committee Meeting.

Mary Mahoney (WMS & WHS Speech & Language Pathologist); Cynthia Dench-Irish (WMS Foreign Language Teacher), Lynne Martell (Wildwood Ed Assistant) & Joan Murphy (WMS Special Ed Teacher)
Mary Mahoney (WMS & WHS Speech & Language Pathologist); Cynthia Dench-Irish (WMS Foreign Language Teacher), Lynne Martell (Wildwood Ed Assistant) & Joan Murphy (WMS Special Ed Teacher)

Courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, watch the retirees get honored at the 8-minute mark:

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