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Retiree: Mark Kretschmer

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

Retiree: Martha Adams

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

Retiree: Joy Saladino

Joy Saladino helps freshman Samantha Gilliland with advanced Microsoft Office.
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...

Retiree: Mark Bigler

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

Retiree: Barbara Lipnick

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

Retiree: Steve Saladino

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

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