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27 To Retire From Halifax County School System

A total of 27 certified employees are expected to take advantage of the retirement incentive package being offered by the Halifax County School System this year, according to a report given to the school board at its meeting Monday night.

Annette W. McAdams, assistant principal at Halifax County Middle School, is scheduled to retire at the end of December, and the other 26 have indicated they would retire at the end of the current school year.

Leon N. Johnson III, director of Pupil Personnel Services at the central office has announced he is retiring at the end of the school year.

The largest school in the system, Halifax County High School also has the greatest number of retirees. Retiring from the high school at the end of the school year are Donna A. Adams, vocational education; Rita W. Best, special education; Rebecca R. Donner, English; Cheryle D. Ferguson, art; Maria Z. Jones, art; Anita M. Landoll, special education; Nettie B. Moore, art; Pauline S. Vrbanic, French; and Cynthia C. Wilkerson, biology.

Halifax County Middle School has four certified employees retiring at the end of the current school year including Margaret K. Anderson, special education; Valerie M. Compton, grade 7; Susan M. Palmer, vocational; and Dr. Charles D. Lowery, technology.

Four South Boston Elementary School teachers are retiring, including, Diane J. Crews, grade 1; Brenda B. Fincher, music; Velma K. Talley, grade 3; and Robin W. Baskervill, instructional coach.

Two teachers are retiring from Cluster Springs Elementary School including Deirdre J. Crews, kindergarten, and Helen H. Holt, grade 1.

Clays Mill Elementary retirees are Wanda M. Anderson and Paige W. Powell, both grade 5.

Sinai Elementary also has two teachers retiring including Susan C. Harris, grade 2; and Cynthia O. Haugh, grade 1.

One Scottsburg Elementary teacher, Linda P. Lovelace, grade 3, is retiring. Also Kathleen P. Parker, a pre-K teacher at the South Boston/Halifax Early Learning Center is retiring.

The school board will recognize all retiring school system employees at its June 14 meeting.