Colleen Daniels (left), a paraprofessional at Rush City High School, and Jacobson Elementary teacher Deb Guse (right) were honored May 30 for their many years of dedicated service to the Rush City School District. Also recognized was Pat Blatnik, who worked as a maintenance staffer in the district. Teachers and staff celebrated the retirees during a dinner and program hosted by Chucker’s Bowl and Lounge. Guse taught at Jacobson Elementary School for the past 24 years, beginning with sixth grade and finishing in first grade. Now that she is officially retired, she and husband Gary have plans to travel to Alaska, Glacier National Park and Italy. Fellow teachers and Superintendent Vern Koepp acknowledged Guse as a class act with a caring attitude, a lifesaver and a teacher with a strong commitment to education. Daniels, otherwise known as “Super Para,” worked at Rush City High School for the past 23 years. According to Doreen Karlsson, Daniels always said, “If it’s good for kids, I’ll give it a try.” The all-school school play, homecoming and prom were a large part of her years at RCHS. Fellow staff commented on the outstanding job she did during her career in education.
Photo by Melanie M. Hedberg