Class of 2018 BHM Retirees

photo of BHM retirees
Friday Jun 1, 18

This year, 10 employees, from around the district, have already or will retire from BHM Schools. Combined, they have provided 246 years of service to the district.

Superintendent Scott Thielman and members of the school board took time on Friday, May 4, to recognize each employee for their dedication to BHM students and the years of service they provided. They have all played a valuable role in shaping the lives of students, both directly and indirectly and allowed students to dream, believe and achieve.

BHM thank the retirees for their many years of service and the impressions they have made on students, staff and the community. Best wishes to all in the next phase of their lives.   

The following retirees are listed in order, from front to back, left to right, in the photo (click on the photo above to expand).

Jackie Fautsch    29 Years
Early Childhood Family
Education Teacher

Patricia Gillespie    16 Years
English Language
Learners Teacher

Bev Koopman    32 Years
Discovery Elementary
Multi-Age Teacher (Grades 3-4-5)

Wendy Ely    34 Years
Parkside Elementary
1st Grade Teacher

Shawn Gombos    5 Years
Northwinds Elementary

Diane Heisel    27 Years
Hanover Elementary
2nd Grade Teacher

Jana Russell    30 Years
Buffalo High School

Donna Williams    27 Years
Parkside Elementary
Music Teacher

(Not Pictured)
Joy Downs    13 Years
Northwinds Elementary
Special Education ESP

Michael Walsh    33 Years
Buffalo High School
Vocal Music Teacher