Thirteen staff members were recognized at Kurn Hattin Homes this year for their dedication, hard work, and many years of service. Executive Director, Steve Harrison, and Assistant Executive Director, Susan Kessler, honored these individuals with Service Awards on June 4th.
Staff members receiving five-year awards were: Michelle Banning, Art Educator, Martha Ruffle, Director of Human Resources, Stephen Harrison, Executive Director, William McHugh, 504 Coordinator, Laurel Harrison, Middle Grades Literacy Teacher, and Conor Fitzgerald, Assistant Farm Manager. Ten year awards were given to: Carmen Menendez, Math Teacher, and Stephen Fitch, Financial Manager. Fifteen year awards went to: Clint Plante, Co-Assistant Director of Residential Life, and Myles Farrar, Maintenance. The thirty year award was given to: Karen Rumrill, Houseparent and thirty-five year award to Lisa Bianconi, Music Director. The forty year award went to Richard Long, Social Studies Teacher, (pictured left) who retired this year. He was honored with a special certificate by School Principal Sergio Simunovic and in a moving tribute by 8th grader, Logan White.