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Retiree: Mark Kretschmer

Mark Kretschmer stands next to the awards the band has been awarded from the State Music Festival.

Danielle Stevens, Managing Editor

May 31, 2018

Q: What college did you attend? A: I attended The University of Iowa.   Q: How many years have you been a band director? A: I have been teaching overall 39 years.   Q: How long have you been teaching at West? A:I have been teaching at West for 38 years.   Q: Why did you de...

Retiree: Martha Adams

Martha Adams says farewell to West High School after six years.

Hannah Andrews, Reporter

May 30, 2018

Q: How long have you worked within the school district? A: 15 years   Q: How long have you been working at West? A: Six years   Q: Why are you retiring? A: I am really ready to retire. I want to be able to travel and spend time with my grandkids.   Q: What is your most memora...

Retiree: Joy Saladino

Joy Saladino helps freshman Samantha Gilliland with advanced Microsoft Office.

Joseph Potts, Reporter

May 30, 2018

Q: How long have you been working at West? A: I have been teaching 34 years. I earned my Bachelor of Arts from Marycrest College (1976-1980), then earned a teaching degree from Northern Illinois from 1980-82 - this was a total of six years. My husband and I earned a Master's in Education from Wester...

Retiree: Mark Bigler

Gym teacher/boys basketball coach Mark Bigler retires after 14 years of teaching at West.

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

May 25, 2018

Q: How long have you been teaching at West and in general?   A: Fourteen years at West and 41 years of teaching.  Head basketball coaching for 37 years and head track coaching for five years.  I was an assistant track coach for 15 years and also coached baseball and softball.   Q: What a...

Retiree: Barbara Lipnick

Spanish teacher Barbara Lipnick retires after 28 years of teaching at West.

Naomi Walker, Reporter

May 23, 2018

Q: How long have you taught at West and all together? A: I have taught 35 years in the Davenport Schools, and I have taught at West for 28 years.   Q: Where did you go to college? A: University of Iowa, but I went to school in Mexico City and France as an undergrad. I also went to Spain...

Retiree: Steve Saladino

Science teacher Steve Saladino will retire after teaching at West for 38 years.

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

May 23, 2018

Q:How long have you taught at West? A:38 years   Q: What colleges did you attend? A: I went to North Dakota State. I got by Bachelor of Science, and then I went to Western Illinois and I got my master's degree.   Q: What advice do you have to give to other teachers at West?...

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