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Congratulations to Bladen County Schools retirees. Over 370 years of combined service to the children of North Carolina.


They were treated to a retirement luncheon and recognition on Tuesday at the Bladen County Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium.


“We had the retirees and their principals attend a luncheon and they received a plaque from the Board of Education for their years of service,” said Bladen County Schools Public Relations Director Valerie Newton.

Dr. Patricia Faulk, who retired from the Bladen County Schools, spoke to the retirees about the Bladen County Retired School Personnel and how they can join. Bladen County Board of Education Chairman Vincent Rozier thanked the group for their years of service to the school district.

Those who are retiring include: Steve Bachtel, Technology Technician III in the Technology Department; Beverly Brady, Teacher at Elizabethtown Primary School, Jerome Burney, Child Nutrition Assistant, West Bladen High School; Marsha Burney, Teacher, Clarkton School of Discovery; Robin Butler, Teacher at Clarkton School of Discovery; Viola Freeman, Teacher Assistant with Bladenboro Primary School; Donald Grimes Receptionist, Central Office; Christy Hales, Teacher at Bladenboro Primary School; Ruth Harrelson, Teacher Assistant at Elizabethtown Primary School; Phyllis Holland, Teacher at Booker T. Washington School; Patricia Johnson, Teacher at Elizabethtown Middle School; Brenda Kelly, Teacher Assistant at Elizabethtown Primary School; Sharon McDowell, Teacher at Clarkton School of Discovery and East Arcadia School; Shirley McKoy, Child Nutrition Manager at Booker T. Washington School; Daniel Russell Priest, Teacher at East Bladen High School; Lucy Shipman, Receptionist at Bladen Lakes Primary School and Dublin Primary School; and Anita Wilson, Child Nutrition Manager at Bladen Lakes Primary School.