CHEBOYGAN — Monday night, members of the Cheboygan Area Schools Board of Education approved retirement for a long-time employee, as well as several resignations and new hires for the district.
The board members voted unanimously to accept the letter of resignation ffrom Barbara Lovelly, who is retiring after working in the school district's food services program for 29 years.
"I just have to say that all three of my kids talked about her, how much they loved her," said Cheboygan Area Schools Board of Education Vice President Sue Bronson. "She'll be missed."
Cheboygan Area Schools Superintendent Paul Clark said the district and its staff will truly miss Lovelly in the food services program.
"She was with the school for 29 years and always had a smile for the kids and treated them all great," said Clark. "It won't be easy to find a replacement for someone that has had such a great impact on the food service program."
The board also approved several resignations for the district:
Mark Dombroski, who served as a special education teacher for the high school and at Inverness Academy.
Kiara Fyke, who served as an elementary teacher.
Sho Dembinski, who served as high school band director.
Maria Stempky, who served as a high school math teacher.
Nathan Stempky, who served as a high school math teacher.
"We are sad to see all of those faces go, but hope that they find something that they love, in their near futures, as much as they loved teaching and working for the schools," said Cheboygan Area Schools Board of Education President Amber Hansen.
Clark said he would like to thank all of the staff members who had turned in their letters of resignation for their time spent at Cheboygan Area Schools, especially Dombroski who came out of retirement to serve with the district one more year. Dombroski previously taught with the district, as well as served as the district's superintendent for years before retiring.
Although there were several staff who have chosen to leave the district, there were also several new staff hired at Monday night's meeting.
Naftoli Pickard was hired to fill a vacant position as a high school English teacher.
Wayne Mahoney was hired as the intermediate and middle school health and physical education teacher.
Morgan Schoeber was hired as a teacher at East Elementary.
Patricia Spriggs was hired as a teacher for Cheboygan Intermediate Schools.
Carla Jankoviak was hired as a secretary for Inverness Academy, to replace Kendra Hinkley who retired after nearly 30 years.
These new teachers will begin with the district at the start of the 2022-23 school year.
"The good news is that three out of the four are experienced teachers who bring a wealth of knowledge with them," said Clark. "The other, Morgan Schober, has recently graduated college and had a successful student teaching experience. We are looking forward to all of them joining our staff this fall."
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This article originally appeared on Cheboygan Daily Tribune: Resignations, retirements and new hires: more changes in staffing at CAS