LAPS Honors Retirees, Classified And Certified Employees Of The Year

Los Alamos Public Schools employees who are retiring this year are, back row from left, Darren Jones, Diana Stokes, Jennifer Montoya, Darel Madrid, Susan Bustos, Kim Clayton and Scott Johnson. Front row: Marianne Anaya, Therese Mueller, Renita George, Carol Bronisz and Kathleen Gonzales. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Marianne Anaya, second from right, has retired from Los Alamos Public Schools. Joining her at the LAPS retirement celebration Wednesday at Cottonwood on the Greens are, from left Chelly Young, Tammy Moore, Anaya and Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation director Jennifer McCumber. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Los Alamos Public Schools Teacher of the Year is Aspen Elementary School GATE teacher Victoria Daley pictured here with her husband, Matt Allen who is a fourth grade teacher at Aspen. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Diana Stokes, left, accepts her retirement gift from Karla Crane, LAPS Student Services Coordinator. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

At the LAPS celebration event for retirees Wednesday are, nominees for Teacher of the Year from right; Fran Flesner, Julia Agnew, Michelle Wright, Catherine Cloran, Victoria Daley, Supt. Jose Delfin, Colleen Goddard and Jennifer McCumber, executive director of the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. Not pictured are nominees Taylor Carretti and Christine Peters. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

LAPS employees who are retiring this year are pictured with school board members and administration. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Nominees for LAPS Classified Employee of the Year, are from right, Leatha Murphy, Sara Rose Sanchez, Phyllis Foley, Nancy Brugh, Ysabel Meana and Roberta Irwin. Also pictured are Jennifer McCumber, LAPS Foundation executive director and LAPS Supt. Jose Delfin. Not pictured are nominees Amanda Gasca, Gretchen Graves, Linda Priester and Patricia Valdez. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Los Alamos Schools board vice president Chris Bernstein, left, and Jim Steritz chat at Wednesday’s LAPS celebration for LAPS retirees. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Coach Darren Jones listens to accolades Wednesday at the LAPS retirees celebration. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Darel Madrid, right, who is retiring but returning to work at LAPS in the fall, chats with long-time colleague Salvador Zapien. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Therese Mueller is congratulated by Los Alamos High School principal Carter Payne. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Dawnie Houston, left, and Kelly Saeger, who work together in the Barranca Mesa School Office, enjoy the retirees celebration Wednesday. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Retiring teacher Carol Bronisz and her husband Larry at Wednesday’s celebration. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Retiree Renita George and her husband Thomas at Wednesday’s celebration at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

LAPS employees take a break and socialize at Wednesday’s event. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Andy Ainsworth, Los Alamos Middle School assistant principal speaks to retiring LAMS principal Suzanne Lynne who is attending virtually and visible on the laptop screen Wednesday. Photo by Maire O’Neill//

Pinon Elementary School principal Ivanna Austell congratulates employees who are retiring from Pinon this year. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Kathleen Gonzales, left, who is retiring from Los Alamos Middle School, and LAPS board member Ellen Specter at Wednesday’s retirement celebration. Photo by Maire O’Neill/