Twenty retirees with over 425 years of service were honored at the district staff appreciation dinner on May 9.
"It is a special calling to work as a teacher or staff person in education," said Superintendent Donald Shively. "There is no greater love than to give your life in service to others. Thank you for not only impacting lives, but changing lives."
Jennifer Wiersma (Morgan) and C. W. Ligon (PTHS) were honored with the Whitlow Commitment to Excellence award in recognition of their service to Paducah Public Schools.
Retirees from Clark included Guy Smith, Laurie Carner, and Kim Carr.
Retirees from Morgan included Barbara Nordman, Barbara Gage, and Amy Lane.
Retirees from Paducah Tilghman High School included Art Davis.
Retirees from the Central Office included Robert Bryant, Julie Huff, Sue Long, and Janice Elliott.
Retirees from Maintenance and Transportation included Wanda Travis, Ron Shoulta, John Futrell, Tim Doran, Robert Hunter, and Theodora Davis.
Retirees from Head Start included Barbara Adams, Debra Sullivan, and Donna Downs.
Photo caption, from left to right: Guy Smith, Robert Bryant, Laurie Carner, Kim Carr, Julie Huff, Sue Long, Art Davis, Ron Shoulta, Barbara Adams, Barbara Nordman, Barbara Gage, Amy Lane.
Not pictured: Wanda Travis, Janice Elliott, John Futrell, Debra Sullivan, Tim Doran, Robert Hunter, Theodora Davis, Donna Downs.