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

Retiree: Mark Kretschmer

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...

Choir director Colleen Schloemer has been teaching for 28 years. She will be leaving West and retiring after the 2017-18 school year.

Retiree: Colleen Schloemer

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter May 31, 2018

Q: How many years have you taught at West? A: Six years   Q: How did you get into teaching? A: I would say that I accompanied. I was originally a pianist and I played piano for choirs....

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

Retiree: Martha Adams

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...

Joy Saladino helps freshman Samantha Gilliland with advanced Microsoft Office.

Retiree: Joy Saladino

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...

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

Retiree: Mark Bigler

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...

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

Retiree: Barbara Lipnick

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:...

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

Retiree: Steve Saladino

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...

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