Talbot County Public Schools and the Talbot County Board of Education held a reception honoring nine employees who are retiring at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Together they have devoted 270 years of service to the children of Talbot County. Two of the retirees have been with TCPS for more than 40 years, three were with TCPS for more than 30 years, and three had more than 20 years of service.
The 2019 TCPS Retirees are as follows: Sue Angel, Easton Elementary-Moton; Lauri Bell, Easton Middle; Thomas Callahan, Easton Middle; Joyce Crow, Tilghman Elementary; Jacqueline Haynes, Easton Middle; Robert Knell, Talbot County Education Center; Laura Krausz, White Marsh Elementary; Jeffery Payne, Easton High; Christine Pridgen, St. Michaels Middle High.
Photo: L-R: Board of Education President Michael Garman, Delegate Johnny Mautz, Christine Pridgen, Sue Angel, Joyce Crow, Jeffrey Payne, Jacqueline Haynes,Dr. Kelly L. Griffith, Superintendent. (Not Pictured: Lauri Bell, Thomas Callahan, Robert Knell, Laura Krausz).
Mrs. Mary Wheeler, Board of Education Vice President, gave a welcome, then awards were presented by Mrs. Tonya Hayman from the Talbot County Education Association and Mrs. Kelly Murdoch from the Talbot Association of Supervisors and Administrators.
Dr. Kelly L. Griffith, Superintendent, presented each retiree with a gift of an engraved clock and expressed her appreciation for their work. “Abraham Lincoln stated “and in the end it’s not the years in your life that count,” said Dr. Griffith. “It’s the life in your years!” Thank you for your many years of dedicated service, all of you truly made a difference for Talbot County children.” The retirees also received citations from the Maryland House of Delegates presented by Delegate Johnny Mautz, who is a TCPS alumnus and parent.