WINGATE - For the 16th consecutive year, the Bald Eagle Area School District held a banquet to honor the staff members who retired during the current school year and also to recognize employees for exceptional achievement. This year's event, which has been held in the newly renovated Middle/High School cafeteria since last year, was held May 31, 2012. Members of the BEA Drama Club, under the direction of Eric Brinser, performed selections from Bye Bye Birdie and retiree Tim Kasper, along with daughters Christy Smith and Mary Price, also performed some songs prior to the banquet.
Senorita Angela Smith was recognized for her work with the Elementary Spanish Program, Coleen Reese was recognized for completing the Reading Recovery Program, and Marsha Sackash was honored with the Carolyn Connelly Devotion to Students Award.
BEA staff members retiring during the 2011-12 school year were:
Social Studies teacher Tim Kasper, right, who is retiring after 43 years of service to BEA, sings a song with daughters Christy Smith, left, and Mary Price at BEA’s 16th Annual Recognition and Retirement Banquet.
- Gary Berton Mathematics Teacher at Bald Eagle Middle-High School
- Violet S. BlairFood Service at Mountaintop Area Elementary
- Anna P. ConferCustodian at Bald Eagle Middle-High School
- Barry J. DetwilerCustodian at Bald Eagle Middle-High School
- Thomas T. KasperSocial Studies Teacher at Bald Eagle Middle-High School
- Carole A. KrillFrench Teacher at Bald Eagle Middle-High School
- Donna K. LannanScience Teacher at Bald Eagle Middle-High School
- Sandra R. MurnyackBuilding Assistant at Wingate Elementary
- Randy A. MusserCustodian at Bald Eagle Middle-High School
- Marsha L. SackashDirector of Elementary Education/Howard Elementary Principal
- Ralph L. SpearlyIndustrial Technology Teacher at Bald Eagle Middle-High School