School System Celebrates 31 Retirees
Judge Caroline Burnette, standing at podium at far left, addresses
Vance County Schools retirees and guests on June 12, at the
school system's Annual Retirement Banquet.
Faye Crawford, a teacher at E.M. Rollins Elementary School for the past
32 years, center left, is praised by Assistant Superintendent Trixie Brooks
during the Vance County Schools Annual Retirement Banquet.
A total of 31 associates with Vance County Schools were honored during the evening of June 12, 2019, at the school system’s Annual Retirement Banquet.
The event was held at the Henderson Country Club.
The Honorable Judge Caroline Burnette, who is a 9th District Court judge, was the evening’s featured speaker. She offered the retirees encouraging words and reminded them to have fun. She stressed that they have dedicated their lives to help others and now it is time to do things for themselves.
Jan Vaughan, who retired last year as a teacher at Aycock Elementary School, spoke about her first year as a retiree. She told those now joining her in retirement to do things they enjoy and to remember that every day is Saturday.
School administrative leaders praised each of the retirees who worked with them. The administrators included Superintendent Anthony Jackson, Assistant Superintendent Trixie Brooks, principals in our schools and department directors. The honored associates were each given a handsome glass plaque to commemorate their years of service to our children, their colleagues and our schools.
Those honored for their retirement include:
- Larry Alston of Zeb Vance Elementary School
- Christine Ayscue of Vance County Middle School
- Mamie Banks of Vance County High School
- Carnetta Blakely of the Exceptional Children's Department
- Larry Bobbitt of the Exceptional Children's Department
- Willa Clark, director of the Career and Technical Education Program
- Jeanette Cousin of L.B. Yancey Elementary School
- Faye Crawford of E.M. Rollins Elementary School
- Lisa Finch of New Hope Elementary School
- Hye Griffin of Vance County High School
- Louis Hargrove, Jr. of Dabney Elementary School
- Terri Hedrick, Public Information Officer
- Rosa Henderson of Vance County Middle School
- Susan Hughes of Dabney Elementary School
- Isabella Jenkins of E.O. Young, Jr. Elementary School
- Nancy Lee of E.O. Young, Jr. Elementary School
- Brenda LeMay of Clarke Elementary School
- Barbara Lucas of Zeb Vance Elementary School
- Michael Miller of Vance County High School
- Alexa Molden of Clarke Elementary School
- Randolph Oxendine of Carver Elementary School
- Ingrid Palmer of Vance County Middle School
- Crystal Richardson of Vance County Middle School
- Dr. Alice Sallins of Dabney Elementary School
- Alisa Salmon of the Maintenance Department
- Claudette Scales, Pre-Kindergarten Coordinator
- Cynthia Simpson of Zeb Vance Elementary School
- LaRose Stainback of Zeb Vance Elementary School
- Judy Tatum of Zeb Vance Elementary School
- Barbara Vann of Vance County High School
- Donna Vann of Dabney Elementary School