District honors Employees of the Year and Retirees at reception

The District honored its employees of the year and retirees at a reception May 24 at the School Board meeting in the Mercer Island City Hall Council Chambers. The retirees have a combined 249 years of service to Mercer Island Schools.

Employees of the Year


Creighton Laughary, Mercer Island High School

Jessica Steinle, Islander Middle School

Stacy Smedberg, Northwood Elementary


Tony Ham, custodian, Northwood Elementary

Jessie Ong, paraprofessional, Island Park Elementary

Kathleen Long, Human Resources coordinator

Left to right, Jessie Ong, Kathleen Long, Stacy Smedberg and Creighton Laughary.

Employees of the Year 2018














Retiring Staff:

Suzy Albrecht

Pam Baumler

Tom Cox

Teri Johnson

Annmarie Laird

Debbie McKenzie 

Beth Nielsen

Mike Radow

Cheryl Sandstrom

Rhonda Schweinhart

Mark Shafer

Jennifer Wright 



Retirees 2018