DCPS rec­og­nizes em­ploy­ees at Ser­vice Awards ban­quet

Dorchester Star - - Regional - By VIC­TO­RIA WINGATE vwingate@ches­pub.com Follow me on Twit­ter @vic­to­ri­adorstar and on In­sta­gram @dorch­ester.star.

CAM­BRIDGE — Dorch­ester County Pub­lic Schools hon­ored 2016 re­tirees and em­ploy­ees with mile­stone years of ser­vice at the Ser­vice Awards and Recog­ni­tion Ban­quet on Tues­day, June 7, at Mace’s Lane Mid­dle School.

“This is our time to say thank you to the staff mem­bers who have been with us the long­est and to those who have cho­sen to con­clude their ca­reers with us,” DCPS Su­per­in­ten­dent said Dr. Henry Wag­ner. “Both groups of hon­orees, the ser­vice recog­ni­tion award win­ners and our re­tirees, have lived their com­mit­ment to the mis­sion of DCPS. They have lived that com­mit­ment through their ded­i­ca­tion, tenac­ity, per­se­ver­ance, and skill.”

Nine­teen of the 30 re­tirees were able to at­tend the ban­quet to be rec­og­nized for their ser­vice to the stu­dents of Dorch­ester County. A short bi­og­ra­phy was read about each one, and they re­ceived a gift of a per­son­ally en­graved clock from the Dorch­ester County Board of Education.

Many DCPS em­ploy­ees were rec­og­nized for mile­stone years of ser­vice to the school sys­tem. Twen­tythree em­ploy­ees reached 15 years of ser­vice this year; seven reached 20 years of ser­vice; three reached 25 years of ser­vice; three reached 30 years of ser­vice; three reached 35 years of ser­vice; two reached 40 years of ser­vice; and three em­ploy­ees were rec­og­nized for 40-plus years of ser­vice.

Pauline Pin­kett, a re­tiree and ser vice mile­stone award re­cip­i­ent, was an em­ployee of DCPS and in ser­vice of the county’s stu­dents for 46 years in sev­eral dif­fer­ent roles. For many years, she was a Class­room teacher. She then be­came an as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal, mi­grant pro­gram ad­min­is­tra­tor, and fi­nally Judy Cen­ter Direc­tor.

“Dur­ing this time, one thing re­mained con­stant: her ded­i­ca­tion to pro­vid­ing the best education for all stu­dents,” said As­sis­tant Hu­man Re­sources Ad­min­is­tra­tor Beth Wil­son.

As­sis­tant Su­per­in­ten­dent for Ad­min­is­tra­tion Dwayne Abt thanked all of the re­tirees and ser­vice award re­cip­i­ents for their ser­vice, the guests for at­tend­ing the event and the Hu­man Re­sources De­part­ment and other staff for putting the event to­gether.

Food for the event was pro­vided by Mil­lie’s Road­house Bar and Grill in Vi­enna, and en­ter­tain­ment was courtesy of the Sandy Hill Ele­men­tary Cho­rus and the Chop­tank Step­pers.

PHOTOS BY VIC­TO­RIA WINGATE

Dorch­ester County Pub­lic Schools rec­og­nized 2015-2016 re­tirees and em­ploy­ees who have reached mile­stone years of ser­vice at the Ser­vice Awards and Recog­ni­tion ban­quet on Tues­day, June 7. Re­tirees are Brenda Cole, Mary En­nals, Charles Follmer, Jane Follmer, Ros­alyn Fradel, Ber­nice Greene, Char­lotte Han­son, Betsy Hughes, Jen­nifer Lewis, Sharon Hughes, Les­lie Miller, Pauline Pin­kett, Cyn­thia Ruark, Joanne Rue, Cather­ine Tyler, Richard Ward, Don­nie Webb, Pa­tri­cia Whit­ney and Kather­ine Wil­ley. Not pic­tured re­tirees are Fran Bran­nock, Gayle Campbell, Paul Cooper, Karen Dono­hue, Craig El­lis, John Gib­son, Mar­garet Raben­s­tine, John Rio, Alan Sim­mons, Phillip Slacum and Sharon Wil­ley.

Pauline Pin­kett was recog- nized for achiev­ing 46 years of ser­vice at Dorch­ester County Pub­lic Schools. Pin­kett was called the “Longevity Queen.”

Ber­nice Greene and Cather­ine Tyler were rec­og­nized for 40 years of ser­vice at Dorch­ester County Pub­lic School

Charles Follmer, Wil­liam Northam and Diana Rob­bins were rec­og­nized for 30 years of ser­vice at Dorch­ester County Pub­lic Schools.

Janie Lake and Richard Ward were rec­og­nized for 35 years of ser­vice at Dorch­ester County Pub­lic Schools.

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