2016 Niskayuna Central Schools Retirees
Donna Baumgartner, Niskayuna HS, special education teacher, 23 years
Patricia Black, Niskayuna HS, teacher, 20 years
Patricia Cardettino, Craig, Computer Lab Teaching Assistant, 25 years
Susan Feyrer, Birchwood, teacher, 17 years
Deborah Houlihan, District Office, executive secretary I, 32 years
Mary Jackson, Niskayuna HS, educational assistant, 11 years
Ann Joyce, Districtwide, school psychologist, 24 years
Michele Kopp, Van Antwerp, special education teacher, 24 years
Janet Manuta, Birchwood and Hillside, teacher, 13 years
Christine Querbes, Birchwood, teacher, 27 years
Diane Redbord, Iroquois, teacher, 28 years
Karen Rion, Craig, teacher, 28 years
Kathleen M. Smith, Student Support Services, executive secretary I, 10 years
Patricia Sweeney, Rosendale, teaching assistant, 24 years
David Tiffany, Operations & Maintenance, senior groundskeeper, 27 years
Carole VanAlstyne, Birchwood, teacher, 32 years
A Niskayuna Central School District continued on Tuesday evening, June 9, as
this year's retirees were recognized with words of gratitude and appreciation
prior to the Board meeting. School and district leaders offered remarks for each
retiree and congratulated them for their contributions to our students, our
schools, and our community.
Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr. and Board President Patricia Lanotte told them that their efforts have made Niskayuna the special district that it is.
"We have such gratitude for everything you have done for our district, especially our students,â€� Mrs. Lanotte told the retirees. "We are profoundly grateful and we wish you all the happiness and peace and joy in retirement and in whatever you choose to do.â€�
Retirees were given a district collage and a proclamation from state legislators. Retirees sign the district's service register.
We thank the 16 retirees, listed here, for their incredible contributions to our district over many years.