Honoring our 2020-21 Retirees

Honoring our 2020-21 Retirees

23 Monroe School District retirees were honored at the June 14th School Board meeting. The Board celebrated a combined 470+ years of service during the hybrid celebration. Thirteen of the retirees have been MSD employees for 20+ years! A huge thank you to these retirees for their many years of dedication and unwavering commitment to education. We wish them all the best as they start their well-earned retirements!

Barbara Aboen: MHS Teacher - 24 years
Started with Monroe School District on September 3, 1997. Worked at Monroe High School her entire 24 years with Monroe School District as a math and science teacher.

Barbara Ayers: FRE Teacher - 29 years
Started with Monroe School District as a substitute teacher on September 9, 1992. Worked as a librarian one year, moved to Leaders in Learning as an alternative ed teacher, and spent the last 7 years at Fryelands Elementary.

Shaerie Bruton: PPM Teacher - 30 years
Started with Monroe School District on August 27, 1991. Worked at Chain Lake Elementary from 1991-1998, Monroe Middle School from 1999 to 2011, Park Place Middle School from 2012 to 2021.

Terry Cheshire: PPM Principal - 7 years
Started with Monroe School District on July 1, 2014. Has 38 total years in education! He worked at Park Place Middle School as Principal his entire time with Monroe School District.

Marti Darby-Miller: Bus Driver - 14.5 years
Started with Monroe School District on January 1, 2006. Worked at Transportation as a Bus Driver for her 14 ½ years with Monroe School District.

Emily Duffy: Bus Driver - 35 years
Started with Monroe School District on November 4, 1985. Worked at Transportation as a Bus Driver for her entire 35 years with the Monroe School District.

Leah Dunn: FWE Teacher - 19 years
Started with Monroe School District on August 28, 2002. Entire teaching career with Monroe School District. Leah taught 17 of her 19 years at Frank Wagner Elementary.

Cheril Firsching: FRE Paraeducator - 25 years
Started with Monroe School District on October 9, 1996. Worked as a paraeducator in multiple areas throughout the district: Frank Wagner Elementary, Special Ed Co-op, DO SpEd Program, moving to Fryelands Elementary in 2005 where she finished out her career with MSD.

Tammy Gregory: Fiscal Department Manager - 27 years
Started with Monroe School District on August 22, 1994 as a Coach. Moved to Salem Woods Elementary as a paraeducator in 1997, then moved to office support in 1999 (she worked at Maltby Elementary and Frank Wagner Elementary as an Office Manager) and made her final move to Fiscal Department Manager at the District Office 2018-2020.

Gail Gronwall: MBE Counselor - 4 years
Started with Monroe School District on September 6, 2017. Worked at Fryelands Elementary 2017-18, at Maltby Elementary School from 2018-2021, first as a teacher, then moved to counselor.

Bonnie McKerney: MBE Principal - 7 years (38+ total years in education!)
Started with Monroe School District August 4, 2014. Has worked at Maltby Elementary for her entire time with Monroe School District.

Barb Moore: DO Office Support - 16 years
Started with Monroe School District on December 6, 2004. Worked as office support at the District Office in the Superintendent's office.

Debra Morrell: FRE Teacher - 21 years
Started with Monroe School District on October 1, 2000. Worked at Frank Wagner Elementary School 2000-2007 and at Fryelands Elementary from 2007-2021.

Kenneth Morrell: FRE Teacher - 7 years
Started with Monroe School District on January 1, 2014. Worked as a PE teacher at Fryelands Elementary School all 7 years including a partial year at Monroe High School.

Sherree Murray: Brailist - 28 years
Started with Monroe School District September 28, 1992. Worked at as a Brailist for the school district working out of Monroe Middle School and then Salem Woods Elementary.

Robert Nash: Custodian - 20 years
Started with Monroe School District May 1, 2001. Worked at Monroe High School for 19.5 years with the district; worked as a rover for the remaining time with MSD.

Alan Ottini: MHS Teacher - 32 years
Started with Monroe School District on September 6, 1989. Has worked his entire educational career with MSD, 30 of years at Monroe High School and two years at the Jr. High. Many years teaching CTE courses.

Terry Pollow: Custodian - 19 Years
Started with Monroe School District on October 7, 2002. Worked at Frank Wagner Elementary as a custodian 2002 to 2021.

Janna Pope: FWE Teacher - 23 years
Started with Monroe School District on August 5, 1998. Worked at Hidden River Middle as Principal from 1998 through June 2006, Principal at Salem Woods Elementary from 2006 - 2019, and as a teacher at Frank Wagner Elementary from 2019 - 2021.

Pam Swanburg: Administrative Assistant - 28 years
Started with Monroe School District on November 3, 1993. Worked at Chain Lake Elementary as a paraeducator and office support, Salem Woods as office support/office manager 1997 to 2002, and at the District Office as the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent from 2002 to 2020.

Mary Walsh: MHS Paraeducator - 25 years
Started with Monroe School District on April 11, 1996. Worked at Chain Lake Elementary 1996 to 2009 and worked at Monroe High School 2009 to 2021.

David Williams: MHS Teacher - 7 years
Started with Monroe School District on August 25, 2014. Worked at Park Place Middle School for the first year, as a TOSA for the district the following year and worked between Monroe High School and Park Place Middle School as a CTE Teacher/TOSA from 2015 through 2021.

Timothy Loreen: MHS Custodian - 27 years
Started with Monroe School District on September 14, 1994. He has worked at many of our school buildings in multiple positions during his time with the district.


Total MSD Years of Service: 474.5

Total Years of Educational Service: 611.5