The Janesville School District announced last week the retirement of nine teachers and other staff members at the end of the 2018-19 school year.
All of the retirees worked 10 or more years in the district. Collectively, the retirees had 212 years of experience.
The retirees are:
Daniel Bouska, math teacher and cross country coach at Parker High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree from UW-Madison and a master’s degree from National Louis University. Bouska worked for the school district for 28 years.
Brian Dodson, head custodian at Marshall Middle School. He worked 37 years in the school district.
Mike Drinkwater, library media specialist, innovation specialist and sixth-grade teacher at Edison Middle School. He coached football and soccer, supervised athletic events and assisted in theater productions. He earned bachelor of science and master’s degrees from UW-Whitewater. Drinkwater worked in the school district for 19 years.
Edna Feldman-Schultz, Spanish teacher at Franklin Middle School. She created the first Heritage Speakers Class and was founder and adviser for the Human Relations Clubs at Parker High School. Feldman-Schultz studied at Beloit College and Israel Kibbutzim Teachers College. She also earned master’s degrees from UW-Madison and National Louis University. She previously lived in Pennsylvania, Israel and Argentina before moving to Janesville in 1984. Feldman-Schultz worked for the school district for 20 years.
David Fisher, math teacher at Craig and Parker high schools. He was the assistant track coach at Craig and also an announcer for home track meets. He studied at UW-Whitewater where he earned a bachelor of secondary education degree and bachelor of business management degree. He also earned a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Viterbo University. Fisher worked for the school district for 18 years.
Vicki Hilt, administrative assistant at the Educational Services Center. She worked for the school district for 26 years.
Rita Milbrandt, early childhood special education teacher at Jackson Elementary. She earned a bachelor of science degree in early childhood special education from UW-Whitewater. Milbrandt worked for the school district for 27 years.
Kathy Murray, second grade teacher at Adams Elementary. She served as an academic learning coach at Franklin Middle School and was a learning support teacher and reading specialist at Wilson Elementary. Murray also was an adjunct instructor for the graduate degree programs at UW-Whitewater and Cardinal Stritch University. She earned bachelor of science and master’s degrees in education with a reading emphasis from UW-Whitewater. Murray worked in the school district of 26 years.
Isle Peters, ESL teacher at nine elementary, middle and P4J schools in the school district. She studied at UW-Whitewater where she earned a bachelor of science education degree in German and French and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction with an ESL emphasis. Peters plans to volunteer teach English classes for new immigrants in her retirement. She worked in the school district for 11 years.