Jefferson County Joint Vocational School
1509 County Highway 22A * Bloomingdale, Ohio 43910-7965
Telephone: (740) 264-5545 * Fax (740) 264-3144
Contact: Superintendent Dr. Todd Phillipson Release at Will
Faculty, Staff Recognized at JCJVS
BLOOMINGDALE-Faculty and staff members at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School were recognized for their longtime service during the last day of school May 26.
Superintendent Dr. Todd Phillipson addressed the group during a luncheon and lauded retiring and resigning employees as well as those who reached milestones. He thanked everyone for a successful year and said they had the students’ best interests at heart. Among those departing were welding instructor Roger Hilty and auto body instructor Jim Skipper, who were retiring after 36 years and 35 years, respectively; cafeteria manager Denise Eddy, who was retiring after 24 years with JCJVS; and Tom Daley, who resigned after 12 years as a science teacher to become principal at Bridgeport High School.
Dr. Phillipson recognized Hilty for his work not only with the students, but to support the school.
“Roger is 100-percent dedicated to the school. He’s worked for levies as hard as anyone. He’s worked to promote this school as hard as anyone,” he added, saying Hilty has also promoted the welding program and was a meticulous coordinator of SkillsUSA events. “He has been great for the school and great for the kids.”
Hilty thanked everyone for their support through the years and said he enjoyed his time at JCJVS.
“More than half of my life’s been here,” he commented. “It’s been a great run. I do appreciate everybody and it’s been a great family.”
The superintendent added that Skipper was an asset to the school and would be missed.
“He’s really worked hard with the kids over the years and it’s another chapter [for him],” Dr. Phillipson said.
Skipper thanked everyone for their support, saying, “It’s been a glorious 35 years.”
Dr. Phillipson also noted that Daley was dedicated to the kids and that Bridgeport High School was fortunate to have him as an administrator. He continued that Eddy valued her work because it was for the students.
“They all worked from the heart for the kids, and that’s something you can’t teach,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, plaques and other tokens of appreciation were presented to staffers who achieved 15 years or more of service. They included the following: Cashier and central receiving clerk Shelley Alford, computer networking instructor Wayne Harris, science teacher Tamela Marshall, custodian Bill Polsinelli, health technologies instructor Tammy Sismondo, EMIS coordinator/student services secretary Amy Wickham and day custodian/inventory clerk Shawn Zarych, 15 years; Cosmetology instructor Diane Dalesio, English teacher Barbara Pienaczek, aide Kelly Prokopakis and VOSE Coordinator Jill McVicker, 20 years; and treasurer Karen Spoonemore for 25 years in her post.
(Photo Cutlines: The Jefferson County Joint Vocational School recognized departing staff and longtime employees during a luncheon on May 26. Among those leaving are Jim Skipper, who retired as auto body instructor after 35 years; Denise Eddy, who retired after 24 years as cafeteria manager; Roger Hilty, who retired as welding instructor after 36 years; and Tom Daley, who resigned after 12 years as a science teacher to become principal at Bridgeport High School.
Fifteen-year employees were also honored, including, from left, health technologies instructor Tammy Sismondo, science teacher Tamela Marshall, custodian Bill Polsinelli, EMIS coordinator Amy Wickham and cashier/central receiving clerk Shelly Alford.
Twenty- and 25-year employees were recognized and included, from left, cosmetology instructor VOSE coordinator Jill McVicker, 20 years; Barbara Pienaczek, 20 years; treasurer Karen Spoonemore, 25 years; cosmetology instructor Diane Dalesio, 20 years; and aide Kelly Prokopakis, 20 years.)