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RIM Lines February 1, 2019
 
Years of Service and Retirees Recognized at March 18 RIMSD #41 Staff In-Service
 
Congratulations to our Rock Island-Milan School District teachers and staff who were recognized at the In-Service on March 18 at Rock Island High School for Years of Service milestones! 
 
Years of Service Milestones:
 
Name Building Years of Service
THIRTY YEARS OF SERVICE    
Hentry Clash Rock Island High School 30
Nancy Stribling Rock Island High School 30
Suzanne Rakestraw Denkmann Elementary 30
Jean Mercer Earl Hanson Elementary 30
Kathleen Strosche Earl Hanson Elementary 30
Michele Sharp Horace Mann Early Learning Center 30
     
     
TWENTY FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE    
Lisa Lack Rock Island High School  25
Bob Smith Rock Island High School 25
Terry Taylor Thurgood Marshall Learning Center 25
Julie Zarlatanes Edison Junior High School  25
Mary Rokosz-Justin Denkmann Elementary 25
Dennis Weiss Eugene Field Elementary 25
Susanne Burbridge Horace Mann Early Learning Center 25
Donna Harris Horace Mann Early Learning Center 25
Lillian Taylor Horace Mann Early Learning Center 25
Dave Knuckey Longfellow Liberal Arts 25
Mara Goodvin Ridgewood Elementary 25
     
     
TWENTY YEARS OF SERVICE    
Laura Hall Administration Center 20
Connie Carter Rock Island High School 20
Amy Curtiss Rock Island High School  20
Julie Degreve Rock Island High School  20 
Scott Dyer Rock Island High School  20
Linda James Rock Island High School  20
Patricia Mewes Rock Island High School  20
Lisa Pittard Rock Island High School  20
Belle Jordan Thurgood Marshall Learning Center 20
Mary Kmoch Thurgood Marshall Learning Center 20
Troy Copeland Edison Junior High School 20
Elizabeth Wayne Washington Junior High School 20
Angie Paprocki Denkmann Elementary 20
Nicole Melody Frances Willard Elementary 20
Amanda Long Horace Mann Early Learning Center 20
Tonia Poterack Horace Mann Early Learning Center 20
Alexis DeWilde Ridgewood Elementary 20
Dallas Anderson Ridgewood Elementary 20
Lori-Thomas Johnson Rock Island Academy 20
Yvonne Williams Rock Island Academy 20
     
     
 
Retirements - Certified Staff
 
Name Current Position Years of Service
Bernadette (Berni) Carmack Kindergarten / Longfellow Liberal Arts 39
Don Palm Psychologist / Rock Island High School 36
Sue Gunther ECSE Teacher / Horace Mann Early Learning Center 35
Sandra Fischer Second Grade / Denkmann Elementary 34
Angela Loebach Business / Rock Island High School
33
Henry Clash Physical Education / Rock Island High School 31
Jean Mercer Music / Earl Hanson Elementary 30
Rod Leatherman Physical Education / Rock Island High School 29
Carolyn Smith-Hensley Third Grade / Earl Hanson Elementary 28
Anne Rasmussen Special Education / Thomas Jefferson Elementary 27
Roseanna Earnest Kindergarten / Thomas Jefferson Elementary 25
Andrea Gilman-Vallejo Behavior Interventionist / Pupil Personnel Services 25
Beverly Osborne Counselor / Rock Island High School  25
Robert Smith Social Studies / Rock Island High School 25
Lisa Atkins Special Education / Earl Hanson Elementary 24
John Frieden Principal / Denkmann Elementary
24
Carolyn Peterman Kindergarten / Thomas Jefferson Elementary 24
Camille Carlz Assistant Principal / Edison Junior High School 23
Kimberly Miers Sixth Grade / Denkmann Elementary 23
Debra Kane Special Education / Washington Junior High School 20
Mary Kmoch Special Education / Thurgood Marshall Learning Center 19
Mary Ellis Speech Pathologist / Earl Hanson Elementary 17
Melinda Wildermuth Special Education / Ridgewood Elementary 16
Kassie Hannah Home Economics / Rock Island High School  7
     
     
 
 
Retirements: Non-Certified
Name Current Position Years of Service
Ascension (Ray) Padilla Truck Driver / District 38
Tom South Custodian / Denkmann Elementary 25
Deborah Hayes Special Education Aide / Thomas Jefferson Elementary 24 
Carol Depron Secretary / Rock Island High School 24
Janette Creger Secretary / Rock Island High School 24 
Dora Manley Teacher Aide / Head Start 23
Dolly Beaird Pre-School Aide / Horace Mann Early Learning Center 22
Carol Martin Secretary / Pupil Personnel Services 19
Matilda (Tilly) Lao Parent Coordinator / Head Start 16
 
Dora Head Start teacher aide
"Working with children has been a blessing. Not only did I teach them, I learned from them. They taught me that a child can learn no matter who they are and where they are from. As a friend told me, if you can reach them, you can teach them."
 
Dora Manley, Head Start, 23 years of service

RIM Lines February 1, 2019
Welcome Mr. Lagerblade!  
 
Robert LagerbladeFormer Rock Island-Milan School District Administrator Robert Lagerblade has been with the school district since January 14, serving as Interim Superintendent. Lagerblade will be with RIMSD #41 for the remainder of the school year to help facilitate Dr. Oberhaus' early resignation and the arrival of new RIMSD #41 Superintendent Dr. Reginald Lawrence, who begins on July 1.
 
Lagerblade’s past school district experience includes roles as consultant, superintendent and interim superintendent for several area districts. He served as superintendent in Kewanee and Riverdale school districts, and also has 23 years of administrative experience with the Rock Island school district as a principal and at the Administration Center in Human Resources.
 
Lagerblade is a native of the Quad Cities (Moline High School graduate) who completed his undergraduate work at Nebraska Wesleyan University and his Masters and Education Specialist certification at Western Illinois University. He and his wife D'Ann live in Port Byron and have two sons who graduated from Rock Island High School in 1988 and 1990.
 
"It's good to be here in Rock Island and I am happy to be working with the RIMSD #41 Administrative team and Board for the next few months to ensure a good transition for Dr. Lawrence."