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School Board Honors Retiring Teachers, Administrators

June 10, 2013 by John Rook

There are only two weeks left in the school year and, for some long-serving faculty members of the Cheshire School District, only two weeks left in their careers.
Last Thursday, the Board of Education held one of its last business meetings of the 2012/2013 school year and, during the meeting, members honored some teachers and administrators who will be leaving the District after many years of service.
Those honored included:

Sharon Weirsman - Principal - Doolittle School

Weirsman has served as principal at Doolittle School since her appointment to that position back in 1998. Before hand, she had been assistant principal at Dodd Middle School, a position she held for six years. Weirsman ends a 21-year stint in the Cheshire Public School System.

Ellen Prior - Third Grade Teacher - Doolittle School

Prior began her career in Cheshire back in 1979, teaching fourth grade students at Highland School. She held that position until 1991, when she began teaching fifth grade at Highland, and then, in 1995, transferred to Dollittle School. Prior initially was a fifth grade teacher at the school, but moved to teaching third grade three years ago. She served Cheshire for 34 years.

Stephen Proffitt - Special Education Supervisor - Cheshire School District

Profitt began his career in Cheshire in 1992 as the assistant principal at Highland School. Five years later, he took over as principal at Darcey School and then, three years later, was appointed to that position at Highland School. In 2006, he took over the position Special Education Supervisor for the District, where he remains to this day. Proffitt has been a part of the Cheshire School District for 21 years.

Penny Else - Substitute Service Coordinator - Cheshire School District

Else began working with the District back in 1986 as the Substitute Service Coordinator for secondary schools. In 1988, she expanded her services to include the entire District. She leaves after 27 years of service to the school system.

Jane Johnson - Media Technician - Highland School

Johnson started her career in Cheshire back in 1966 as a second grade teacher at Norton School. Seven years later, Johnson volunteered at the Norton School Library and then, in 1980, accepted a position as a part time media technician at Highland School, where she remains. Johnson leaves having dedicated 47 years of service to Cheshire.

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