District retirees honored for their many years of service

group of retiring educators

After more than 650-plus years of combined service to our schools, their time in the Niskayuna Central School District has come to an end – and they’ve earned it.

It’s time for them to enjoy their families, friends, vacations and more. This year, 21 staff members, covering all areas of the district, are retiring and they were honored at the Board of Education’s annual recognition ceremony prior to the board meeting on Tuesday, June 20.

Administrators shared stories about each retiree and reflected on the difference they had made in the lives of children and the impact they made on their colleagues.

The retirees were presented with a district collage and signed the district’s service register.

This year’s retirees are listed below with their school/department.

We thank our 2023 retirees for their years of service to our students and community! We appreciate everything you have done. You will be missed!

  • Lori Austin, Craig Elementary School
  • Joseph Capra, Jr., District
  • Maura Collins, Birchwood Elementary School
  • Mary Eads, Niskayuna High School
  • Michael Garrison, District
  • Michael Grassia, Craig Elementary School
  • Lonnie Halusic, Niskayuna High School
  • Mary Hanchar, Iroquois Middle School
  • Kelly Linehan, Niskayuna High School
  • Susan O’Connell, Rosendale Elementary School
  • Patricia O’Sullivan, Craig Elementary School
  • Shelley Phillips, Iroquois Middle School
  • Christopher Pierson, Niskayuna High School
  • Erica Reichelt, District
  • Jo Ann Sabourin, Rosendale Elementary School
  • Kenneth Smith, Rosendale Elementary School
  • Rosemary Spataro, Craig Elementary School
  • Cheryl Stockwell, Niskayuna High School
  • Eileen Trainor, Rosendale Elementary School
  • Anne Trow, Glencliff Elementary School
  • Cindy Walter, Iroquois Middle School