Thanks to retirees for nearly 3oo years of service

Susan Gunnell - Superintendent, Huber Heights City Schools

At the June Huber Heights City Schools Board of Education meeting, fourteen retiring staff members were honored for their approximately 282 years of service to the children and families of the Huber Heights City School District. To try to adequately acknowledge the contributions these fourteen individuals have made to our students and to our school district within this column would be impossible. Each one of these people came to work every day committed to doing their best so that our schools could be a place of learning and success for our students.

The following staff members are retiring from the Huber Heights City Schools:

Delores Pugh, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction, 27 years of service; Lori Gevedon, School Psychologist, 25 years of service; Newlyn Michel, Wayne High School teacher, English Department, 20 years of service; Gwen Elliott, Wayne High School Clerical, 20 years of service; Barbara Richards, paraprofessional, 9 years of service; Cynthia Hunt Lee, paraprofessional, 14 years of service; Patricia Hartman, Nutrition Services, 23 years of service; Catherine Czarnecki, Nutrition Services, 19 years of service; Debra Adams, Transportation Department, 30 years of service; Patricia Chrisman, Transportation Department, 24 years of service; Mary O’Donnell, Transportation Department, 23 years of service; Brian O’Donnell, Transportation Department, 8 years of service; Jim Wilkes, Custodial Department, 10 years of service; and Mary “Rosie” Garrett, District Courier, 30 years of service.

On behalf of the Board of Education and myself, I want to thank these individuals for their hard work and dedication to the children and community of Huber Heights. We wish each of you a wonderful retirement. Albert Einstein once said, “The only source of knowledge is experience.” Your wisdom and your 282 years of experience will be missed. As always, if you have questions about our schools, please contact me at the Administrative Offices (237-6300) or through e-mail at

Susan Gunnell

Superintendent, Huber Heights City Schools

Reach Supt. Susan Gunnell at 237-6300 or through e-mail at

Reach Supt. Susan Gunnell at 237-6300 or through e-mail at