Celebration of Service honors longest serving employees

Published on May 21, 2021

This year's Celebration of Service will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 26, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be live streamed by BEC-TV.

This annual event honors staff members who have left the district since May of last year, or plan to leave before the new school year begins, and have served Bloomington Public Schools for 10 or more years.

This year we honor 66 employees with a combined 1,331 years of service: 

Name Postition Site Years of Service
Nancy Hoblit Social studies teacher Kennedy High School 50
Steve Malecky Base custodian Oak Grove Middle School 40
Diana Bom Early childhood special education teacher Southwood Center 37
Mary Lowen English as a second language teacher Indian Mounds Elementary School 36
Lynn Larson Math teacher Jefferson High School 34
Bradley Henry Chief custodian Kennedy High School 32
Laurie Fifarek Commodities clerk Educational Services Center 31
Leanne Halaska School secretary Ridgeview Elementary School 31
Theresa Jacobs Cook manager Olson Middle School 31
Keith Levinski Language arts teacher Jefferson High School 30
Shelley Bergemann Budget accounting clerk Educational Services Center 28
Diane Pugh Counseling secretary Olson Middle School 27
Lori Porter Instructional assistant paraprofessional Valley View Elementary School 26
Brenda Hochstatter Quiet room monitor paraprofessional Jefferson High School 25
Todd Johnson EBD teacher Kennedy High School 25
Janet Weimer Grade 3 teacher Olson Elementary School 25
Kathleen Krantz Community liaison Pond Center 24
Rebecca Lange Special education teacher Oak Grove Elementary School 24
Linda Myers Instructional assistant & student monitor paraprofessional Washburn Elementary School 24
Debra Davidson Program management aide paraprofessional Jefferson High School 22
Jennifer Malecha Teacher, media generalist Valley View Elementary School 22
Sandra Mortensen Counselor Oak Grove Middle School 22
Joann Ramler Special education teacher Educational Services Center 21
Tammy Cravalho Base custodian Southwood Center 20
Bonnie Framstad Instructional assistant paraprofessional Pond Center 20
Ryan Watt Art teacher Poplar Bridge Elementary School 20
Teresa Cooper Art teacher Indian Mounds Elementary School 19
Joy Kalkofen Science teacher Oak Grove Middle School 19
Mari Nehls English as a second language teacher Metro South Adult Basic Education 19
Jessica Newman Grade 3 teacher Olson Elementary School 19
Jill Patterson Kindergarten teacher Olson Elementary School 19
Linda Underwood Food service Normandale Hills Elementary School 19
Melissa Maloney Media generalist Normandale Hills Elementary School 18
Rachel Gens Director of curriculum and instruction Educational Services Center 17
Tracy Kramer-Kallegig Food prep assistant Valley View Elementary School 17
Kristie Londeen Instructional assistant paraprofessional Valley View Elementary School 17
Mary Ann Hansen Human resources coordinator Educational Services Center 16
Carl Krause Bus driver Transportation Center 16
Jeanne Plack Teacher Metro South Adult Basic Education 16
Anne Solberg Instructional assistant paraprofessional Pond Center 16
Cary Askvig Switchboard receptionist Kennedy High School 15
Jody Bohrer Literacy coach teacher Pond Center 15
Michelle Christenson Beacon coordinator, teacher Kennedy High School - Beacon 15
Laura Pasternacki Program management paraprofessional Pond Center 15
Angela Salo DCD teacher Jefferson High School 15
Louann Strachota SLD teacher Bloomington Transition Center 15
Mary Copouls Teacher Ridgeview Elementary School 14
Stephanie Damlo Art teacher Oak Grove Elementary School 14
Chrisenda Hasenbank Speech language pathologist Ridgeview Elementary School 14
Ann Hanson Early Learners Academy instructor Hillcrest Community School 14
Amber Harlan Deaf and hard of hearing teacher District-wide 14
Theresa Houts Administrative clerk Pond Center 14
Michelle Jacobs Food service Jefferson High School 14
Nicole Le Grade 5 teacher Valley View Elementary School 14
Jeanna Putt Early Learners Academy instructor Poplar Bridge Elementary School 14
Norman Raymond Bus driver Transportation Center 14
Sandra Barland Program management aide paraprofessional Indian Mounds Elementary School 13
Karen Noltner Instructional assistant paraprofessional Oak Grove Elementary School 13
Kathleen Ubl Early Learners Academy instructor Hillcrest Community School 13
Katherine Hansen Bus driver Transportation Center 11
Marcia Simonson Bus driver Transportation Center 11
Dianne Cizek Classroom support paraprofessional Pond Center 10
Herman Jones Bus driver Transportation Center 10
Elizabeth Vollbrecht Grade 4 teacher Poplar Bridge Elementary School 10
Kristin Wetzel Social worker - chemical awareness Jefferson High School 10