— photo and information courtesy of Vance County Schools
A total of 31 associates with Vance County Schools were honored during the evening of June 12, at the school system’s Annual Retirement Banquet.
The event was held at the Henderson Country Club.
The Honorable Judge Caroline Burnette, who is a 9th District Court judge, was the evening’s featured speaker. She offered the retirees encouraging words and reminded them to have fun. She stressed that they have dedicated their lives to help others and now it is time to do things for themselves.
Jan Vaughan, who retired last year as a teacher at Aycock Elementary School, spoke about her first year as a retiree. She told those now joining her in retirement to do things they enjoy and to remember that every day is Saturday.
School administrative leaders praised each of the retirees who worked with them. The administrators included Superintendent Anthony Jackson, Assistant Superintendent Trixie Brooks, principals in our schools and department directors. The honored associates were each given a handsome glass plaque to commemorate their years of service to our children, their colleagues and our schools.
Those honored for their retirement include:
Larry Alston of Zeb Vance Elementary School
Christine Ayscue of Vance County Middle School
Mamie Banks of Vance County High School
Carnetta Blakely of the Exceptional Children’s Department
Larry Bobbitt of the Exceptional Children’s Department
Willa Clark, director of the Career and Technical Education Program
Jeanette Cousin of L.B. Yancey Elementary School
Faye Crawford of E.M. Rollins Elementary School
Lisa Finch of New Hope Elementary School
Hye Griffin of Vance County High School
Louis Hargrove, Jr. of Dabney Elementary School
Terri Hedrick, Public Information Officer
Rosa Henderson of Vance County Middle School
Susan Hughes of Dabney Elementary School
Isabella Jenkins of E.O. Young, Jr. Elementary School
Nancy Lee of E.O. Young, Jr. Elementary School
Brenda LeMay of Clarke Elementary School
Barbara Lucas of Zeb Vance Elementary School
Michael Miller of Vance County High School
Alexa Molden of Clarke Elementary School
Randolph Oxendine of Carver Elementary School
Ingrid Palmer of Vance County Middle School
Crystal Richardson of Vance County Middle School
Dr. Alice Sallins of Dabney Elementary School
Alisa Salmon of the Maintenance Department
Claudette Scales, Pre-Kindergarten Coordinator
Cynthia Simpson of Zeb Vance Elementary School
LaRose Stainback of Zeb Vance Elementary School
Judy Tatum of Zeb Vance Elementary School
Barbara Vann of Vance County High School
Donna Vann of Dabney Elementary School