2021-22 retirees honored


At a recent Board of Education meeting, the district recognized long-time faculty and staff who have or will be retiring.

In total, there are 13 employees whose combined service equals 324 years.

2021-22 Cohoes City School District retirees:

  • Christine Bastian – Full-time Aide, 21 years, Cohoes Middle School
  • Deborah Beaulac – Full-time Aide, 30 years, Cohoes Middle School
  • Marilyn Case – Teacher Assistant, 17 years, Cohoes High School
  • Tracy Darwak – Cleaner, 32 years, Cohoes Middle School
  • Karen DeCenzo – Head Cook, 24 years, Harmony Hill School
  • Linda Harbacz – Full-time Aide, 27 years, Van Schaick Grade School
  • Kathy Lorman – Teacher Aide – 29 years, Abram Lansing School
  • Johanna Maloney – District Clerk,13 years, District Office
  • Patricia Ragule – Teacher, 31 years, Abram Lansing School
  • Annette Selig – Teacher, 20 years, Abram Lansing School
  • Holly Smith – Teacher, 33 years, Van Schaick Grade School
  • Stacie Sorel – Teacher Aide, 25 years, Van Schaick Grade School
  • Laura Urban – Full-time Aide, 22 years, Harmony Hill School

On behalf of the board, President Margaret Giller thanked the retirees for their many years of service and quoted a poem in appreciation:

Your retirement has made
Everyone value you ever more
It has made us appreciate
The way you strengthened our cores
You are not just retiring
From your post, position or role
You are retiring as a person
Who inspired our souls.
– Author Unknown

Please help us congratulate this outstanding group for the contributions they have made to the District. We wish them all the best in their retirement.



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