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May 13, 2013

May's McAlester Schools Board of Education meeting

A fair well reception before the regular meeting for 13 retiries

McALESTER — Photo opportunities, smiles, hugs and some well wishes circulated before the McAlester Schools Board of Education meeting Monday evening at a reception to bid fair well to 13 retiring educators and school employees.

After the school board meeting, McAlester Public Schools Superintendent Marsha Gore said there are teachers who will retire after working more than 30 years and one who worked for 36 years.

She said McAlester High School teacher Randall Peters had worked for McAlester Public Schools for 36 years, teachers Sherri Burden and Mary McGee worked for 34 years, Karen Condit and Primus Moore for 31 years.

Other teachers and employees, and their number of years spent working with McAlester Public Schools, Annette Daggs and John Baucom, 29 years, Linda Duke, 22 years, Karla Redbird, 21 years, Jo Gooson, 19 years, Peggy DeFrange and Dortha Breedlove, 14 years, and Carrie Williams, 11 years.

Gore said, "With retirements and resignations, several new teachers have been hired across the district as well as administrators."

The McAlester Public Schools Board of Education meetings are open to the public and are held the second Monday of every month at 200 E. Adams Ave. at 6:30 p.m.

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