Penn Manor honors outstanding employees, retirees at takeout dinner event

Penn Manor recognized its 2021 retirees and longtime employees, along with its Outstanding Educators and Employee, during a “Dinner for Two” event at Penn Manor High School Thursday, April 29.

School district administrators congratulated the employees and handed out takeout dinners for two and employee awards in the high school lobby. The menu included stuffed chicken breast, steak medallions, salmon and vegetable ravioli.

The event was in place of the annual Employee Recognition Dinner, which could not be held this year because of pandemic restrictions.

The retirees who were honored Thursday have more than 400 years of combined cumulative service to Penn Manor.

They are Janice Adams, Doug Anderson, Tamara Baker, Mary Barnett, Trasee Bleacher, Beth Corl, Patricia Duff, Allan Dutton, Lori Graham, David Hess, Doris Long, Skip Reddig, Teresa Reisinger, Melany Rios and Kimberly Weit.

Also honored were the Outstanding Employee and Educators for 2020-2021.

Richard Bodde, Eshleman sixth-grader teacher, was named Outstanding Elementary Educator; Kimberly Braun, head nurse at Penn Manor High School, is the Outstanding Secondary Educator; and Mary Jacoby, Letort Elementary secretary, was named Outstanding Employee.

Penn Manor’s 2020 retirees also were honored Thursday. They include Kathy Ashworth, Carol Purzycki, Rebecca Cotich, Sherilyn Hess, Barry Geyer, JoLynn Drexel, Deb Falk, Jodie Henderson, Dani Myers, Candy Steiner, Richard Kilby, Tom Wainman and Beth Wagner.

In addition, longtime employees were recognized for their years of service. They are:

30 Years: Diana Calender, John Matusek and Mary Snyder.

25 Years: Jill Almoney, Aron Basile, Lisa Bitler, Jon Boxleitner, Holly Fiorillo, Sue Hamer, Dawn Janssen, Nancy Jo Johnson, Chris Johnston, Lori Longenecker, Chris McKnight, Curt Snelbaker, Jen Sugra, John Wealand, Steve Weidner and Amy Wiggins.

20 Years: Brenda Bauman, Sharon Bower, Chris Deibert, Doug Eby, Shelby Foster, Joey Garrett, Scott Hertzog, Maureen Klingaman, Carly McPherson, Kerri Miller, Mark Schettler, Michelle Semple, Daryn Vinson, Michelle Wagner and Julie Yost.

Congratulations to these dedicated employees, and best wishes to our retirees!

  • Kimberly Braun, Secondary Educator of the Year
    Penn Manor High School head nurse Kimberly Braun is the Secondary Educator of the Year.