District congratulates 2021-22 retirees

Downers Grove Grade School District 58 congratulates its 17 employees who are retiring this school year. Together, this group has provided District 58 with 329 years of dedicated service. District 58 thanks its retirees for their numerous contributions and hard work, and wishes them the best in all their future endeavors!

District 58 employees retiring during the 2021-22 school year:

  • Mary French, Pierce Downer physical education teacher, 32 years
  • Ron Bowers, Kingsley second grade teacher, 30 years
  • Kathryn Cronquist, El Sierra second grade teacher, 27 years
  • Stephanie Coates, Fairmount, Henry Puffer and Whittier music teacher, 25 years
  • Barb Svitak, Highland instructional assistant, 24 years
  • Beth Hatlen, Indian Trail reading specialist, 22 years
  • Kathy McCutcheon, District personnel assistant, 21.5 years
  • Joann Swanson, Henry Puffer Grove Children’s Preschool instructional assistant, 21 years
  • JoLynne Callaghan, O’Neill English-language arts teacher, 18 years
  • Deanna Bloom, Fairmount sixth grade teacher, 16 years
  • Nancy Hildreth, Henry Puffer Grove Children’s Preschool teacher, 16 years
  • MaryAnn Ruschke, Herrick resource teacher, 16 years
  • Susan Barker, Belle Aire and Henry Puffer English learner teacher, 15 years
  • Debra Stompanato, Henry Puffer instructional assistant, 13 years
  • Karen Krapil, Whittier secretary, 11 years
  • Michael Leys, Indian Trail custodian, 11 years
  • Mary Harper, Kingsley instructional assistant, 10.5 years

Below: Photos from the Board of Education's Retiree Luncheon on Friday, May 27