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District recognizes 2019 Employees of the Year, Retirees


The Mercer Island School District honored its 2019 Employees of the Year and retirees at the May 23 School Board meeting.

Retiring Staff are:

Cathy Gentino, Mercer Island Youth and Family Services counselor at Mercer Island High School 

Bonnie Barthelme, Islander Middle School nurse

Jan Brousseau, Islander Middle School French and ELL teacher

Bill Harris, Transportation

Carol Krell, Islander Middle School music teacher 

Trish O’Malley, Islander Middle School paraeducator

Jan Sayers, Mercer Island High School teacher

Retirees 2019


Classified Employees of the Year

Jay Little, Dispatcher, Transportation Dept.

Karen Hubbert, Business Services

Liz Kuhn, Northwood Elementary

Teachers of the Year

Julie Biggs, Islander Middle School Teacher of the Year

Parker Bixby, Mercer Island High School

Chris Cocklin Ray, West Mercer Elementary

 2019 Employees of the Year