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Circle District Employees Achievements

2006-2007 Circle District Classified Employee of the Year Sue Sharp

2006-2007 Circle District Teacher of the Year Julie Scott

Sue Sharp, library aide at Benton Grade School was selected as the Circle District Classified Employee of the Year. Sue has been a teacher’s aide, assisted during lunch period, helped organize and assist students in the computer lab and worked as an aide in the gym before school. She has also assisted with testing and worked in the office. This year Sue became the library aide. Having worked at the school in different positions for a number of years, she knows every child by name and works hard to help them find just the right book. If you visit Benton you will find her supervising students during the early morning arrival time. The rest of the day she assists our librarian, children and teachers.

Julie Scott, Third Grade teacher at Benton Grade School, was selected as the District’s Teacher of the Year. This award seeks exceptionally skillful and dedicated teachers who have the respect and admiration of students, parents, and co-workers and is articulate and poised for public appearances.

Julie started teaching in

the district as our At-Risk Instructor at Benton and is a proponent of standard driven instruction. She has served on the School Improvement Team, as NCA Math Chairperson and Building Chairperson. Julie has organized and developed a family program at Benton and is an active member in PTO in which she runs the fireworks stand as their fundraiser.

Circle District Retirees

The district had five staff member retire at the end of the 2006-07 school year: Glenda Borgelt, Nita McLean, Starla Stewart, Steven Cost, and Bev McWilliams.

Glenda Borgelt began her teaching career in Junction City. She is retiring from Oil Hill after teaching six years in Title I and the last eight years in Kindergarten. Her retirement plans include spending more time with her grandchildren.

Nita McLean began her teaching career at Towanda Grade School. After ten years of teaching

became principal at Towanda Grade. The last five years she has served as principal of Circle Middle School. Nita is taking a principalship of a Fifth Grade Center in the Emporia School District.

Starla Stewart has seen several different positions in the 19 years she has been at Oil Hill. For the last several years she has served as the Building Computer Technology Support person. Starla is moving to Michigan to be closer to her children and grandchildren.

Steve Cost started his teaching career at Bluestem High School

Andover where he taught art for 16 years. He then became an Assistant Principal for three years in the Andover district. The last six years he has taught art at Circle High School. Steve is looking forward to taking up his art work again.

Bev McWilliams began her teaching career in the Buhler School District. In the fall of 1979 she began teaching vocal music at Towanda Grade. This year she divided her time between Benton Grade, Towanda Grade and Circle Middle School. Bev’s retirement plans include an interest in real

she moved into administration and

teaching art. He then transferred to

estate and pursuing her art.

Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents of elementary and secondary school students, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with Unified School District 375 are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or handicap in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, programs and activities.

Any person having inquiries concerning Unified School District 375 compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, or Section 504 is directed to contact Mrs. Eliese Holt, 901 Main, Box 9, Towanda, KS 67144, (316) 536-2577. Mrs. Eliese Holt has been designated by Unified School District 375 to coordinate the institution’s efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504.

Any person may also contact the Assist. Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Dept. of Education, regarding the institution’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, or Section 504.

Annual Report 2006-2007

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