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By LuAnn Schindler

Board accepts teacher resignations


December 24, 2020

Jody Schindler

High fives and well wishes • On Dec. 17, prior to school dismissing for holiday break, Summerland-Ewing elementary students line the hallway, offering high fives and words of encouragement to instructor Barb Roland, who is battling cancer. Students sang "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" to the long-time instructor. Roland has begun hospice care and will not return to teach when second semester begins in January.

Six Summerland School certified staff members submitted letters of resignation at the board of education's Dec. 14 meeting, in Orchard.

Amy Ritter, first grade instructor, in Ewing, submitted an application for the early retirement program.

Barb Roland, Title 1 coordinator, submitted her resignation, effective at the end of the first semester.

Jan Schwager, part-time counselor at the Ewing site, will not return in the fall.

Carrie Williamson, technology and business instructor, at Orchard, tendered her resignation, as did Jessy Hilkemeier, ag instructor and FFA advisor, in Orchard.

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