FDCSD board approves early retirements

The Fort Dodge Community School District Board approved multiple early retirements at its meeting Monday night.

The board had previously approved an early retirement offering at a meeting in October.

The district offered two-and-a-half times the early retirement incentive value for non-teacher groups and five times the early retirement incentive value for teacher groups.

“I want to congratulate all of our staff who accepted our early retirement offer,” FDCSD Superintendent Jesse Ulrich said Monday night. “We want to thank them for being valued members of our district. We wish them the best of luck as they move forward.”

The following teachers have accepted early retirements:

• Patrick Reding, principal at Duncombe Elementary School;

• Travis Filloon, Fort Dodge Community School District director of buildings and grounds;

• Kathy Arends, third grade instructor at Duncombe Elementary School;

• Margo Augustine, science instructor at Fort Dodge Middle School;

• Gail Braunschweig-Thompson, first grade instructor at Feelhaver Elementary School;

• Peg Christensen, counselor at Fort Dodge Senior High;

• Linda Fortune, ELC instructor at Riverside Early Learning Center;

• Terri Halstead, special education instructor at Fort Dodge Middle School;

• Nancy Martin, special education instructor at Fort Dodge Middle School;

• Lori McCarville, title 1 instructor at Butler Elementary School;

• Janice Peterson, title 1 instructor at Duncombe Elementary School;

• Diane Pratt, TAG instructor at Fort Dodge Middle School;

• Rodney Riessen, PE/industrial tech instructor at Fort Dodge Senior High;

• Beth Schnurr, special education instructor at Butler Elementary School;

• Cheryl Trunnell, third-grade instructor at Cooper Elementary School;

• Kim Vaughn, third-grade instructor at Butler Elementary School;

• Julie Williams, kindergarten instructor at Duncombe Elementary School;

• Lisa Hall, nurse at Fort Dodge Middle School;

• Dave Mann, custodian at Fort Dodge Senior High;

• Carol Mann, secretary at Fort Dodge Senior High;

• Cindy Patterson, secretary Fort Dodge Community School District central office;

• Teresa Peterson, secretary at Fort Dodge Senior High;

• Ruth Babbitt, paraeducator at Feelhaver Elementary School;

• Kim Gordon, paraeducator at Duncombe Elementary School;

• Susan Hobmeier, paraeducator at Feelhaver Elementary School;

• Roxanne Kuhlman, paraeducator at Duncombe Elementary School;

• Sara O’Leary, paraeducator at Duncombe Elementary School;

• Cynthia Schatz, paraeducator at Fort Dodge Middle School;

• Sue Vigneron, paraeducator at Fort Dodge Senior High.

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