Ponca City Schools honor 2016 retirees

Ponca City Now - May 11, 2016 2:45 pm

Seventeen retiring Ponca City Public School employees were honored at the May Board of Education meeting.

All retirees received a clock with their names engraved on it and a lifetime athletic pass to all Ponca City School sporting events.

The district held a reception in their honor prior to the board meeting. Information about each employee is listed below.

Certified Staff

  • Christina Chapman, Biology and Anatomy at Po-Hi since 2006
  • Ellen Cobb, FACS & other Classes at East Middle School since 1991
  • Jana Gardner, Special Education at Po-Hi & District for 30 years
  • Charles Hedgcoth, Social Studies at Po-Hi since 1990, 26 years in Ponca City and a total of 40 years in Education
  • Jan McKay, Special Education in District with a total of 43 years in District
  • Tony Moyer, Special Education at Po-Hi with 14 years in Ponca City and a total of 30 years in Education
  • James Sharon has completed 36 ½ years in education with the last 31 years with Ponca City Schools
  • Larry Williams, Special Education Teacher since 2009 & Head Po-Hi Girl’s Tennis Coach

Support Staff

  • Pat Bush, Child Nutrition Manager at West Middle School. She has worked for the district since 2001
  • Delores Cady, Child Nutrition worker at Garfield Elementary since 2004
  • Mary Forbes, Child Nutrition worker in the district since 1992
  • Delma Holmes, Finance Secretary at West Middle School since 2008
  • Mary Lou Jennings, Bus Driver in District for 29 years
  • Jim Ladd, District Mail Courier & Warehouse at Maintenance Department since 2001
  • Marty Ladd, Transportation Department Director/Copy Center Manager/Bus Driver since 1993
  • Becky North, Secretary at Union Elementary for the last 16 years
  • Claire Russell, Special Education Paraprofessional at Union Elementary since 1989

Pictured, front row from left, Jan McKay, Claire Russell, Becky North, Mary Forbes, Deloris Cady, Christina Chapman.

Back row: Patricia Bush, Marty Ladd, Jim Ladd, Jana Gardner, Jim Sharon, Charles Hedgcoth.

Not Pictured: Ellen Cobb, Larry Williams, Delma Holmes, Tony Moyer, Mary Lou Jennings


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