OSD staff retirements

Oregon High School social studies teacher Lou Kindschi, retiring next month after 18 years in the district, was quite the world traveler with her students. Here, she treks across the Wahiba Sands Desert in Oman, where she visited this spring with a group of American teachers.

With the 2018-19 school year winding down next week, so will the careers of a group of long-time Oregon School District employees who will be retiring.

Whether it’s the folks who help keep the offices running efficiently, making sure kids get nutritious food or helpful programming or providing students with important lessons, all have played an important role in the district.

Combined, Eileen Collins, Cynthia DiCamelli, Kathy Doyle-Horney, Lou Kindschi, Cynthia Lueck, Lori Lynch, Robyn Wood and Bernie Schnabel have 191 years of experience in the district.

District superintendent Brian Busler said as he reflects on each retiree and their “important contributions to the Oregon School District, I am left with an overwhelming sense of gratitude.”

“Our retirees have touched the lives of countless young people and their families during their careers,” he wrote the Observer in an email. “On behalf of the entire Oregon School District, we offer a sincere thank you and best wishes in your future adventures.”

Busler and district officials will host an annual reception for retiring staff from 3:45-6 p.m. Thursday, May 30 at Oregon High School.

Email Unified Newspaper Group reporter Scott De Laruelle at scott.delaruelle@wcinet.com.