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Buckhead schools saying goodbye to retiring teachers
by Caroline Young
May 15, 2013 11:21 AM | 1960 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print


Several teachers at schools in Buckhead and beyond will be retiring this year.

At Atlanta International School, German teacher Christiane Box and English teachers Kathryn Turman, Diane Dear and Jenny Price will all be leaving.

At Pace Academy, fine arts teacher Beth Barrow-Titus, middle school history teacher and seventh-grade girls’ dean B.J. Hayes (see article, page 3B), lower school resource and literature specialist Becky Jones, head middle and upper school librarian Patty Smith and middle school technology, media arts and discovery teacher Jo Ray Van Vliet will be retiring.

Woodward Academy has six staff members leaving, including Barbara Egan, vice president for finance and administration; Judy Greene, Woodward North counselor; Pam Nation, lower school fourth-grade teacher; Laura Washington, lower school counselor; Lillian Kimmell, facilities and housekeeping; and Gwen Wendt, primary school second-grade teacher.

Teachers retiring at Lovett are fine arts teacher George Butler, Judy Campo from the registrar’s office, Anne Fuentes from advancement, Ellen Henschen and Marcia Sisson from Academic Resource Center, librarian Ellen Holscher, and lower school teacher Zan Wright. Additionally, three middle school teachers are retiring: Joni Janis, Henri Oakes and Betty Owlett.

At the Galloway School, Early Learning Principal Carolyn Barnwell and upper learning assistant Cathy Russell are both retiring.

Mableton’s Whitefield Academy, which draws students from the area, will have a new upper school principal starting in the fall, Jason Van Bemmel. He will replace Susan Banke.

Westminster has five retiring faculty members, including high school math teacher Charlotte McGreaham, high school English teacher Eddie Du Priest, junior high English teacher Paula Watson, elementary school Director of Operations Julie Moor and elementary school counselor Eugenia Wattles.

Additionally, at The Howard School, Director of Admissions Vickie Sullivan, high school math teacher Kim Fair, and learning differences teacher Marsha Beisel are all retiring.

Phone messages seeking information on North Atlanta’s retiring faculty members, left with parent PR volunteer Martha Ray and Atlanta Public Schools spokesman Stephen Alford, were not returned at press time.
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