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May 08, 2014
THE GROSSE POINTES — In what could be described as annual rite of spring, the Grosse Pointe Public Schools has announced several teacher retirements effective in June.

The 16 teachers and classroom assistants are taking more than memories when they leave, they are taking more than 300 years of combined experience with them. And in the case of two retirements from South, they are taking their spouse with them as well.

Grosse Pointe South teacher and baseball coach Dan Griesbaum is retiring after 39 years with the district, as is his wife, Paulette, who is retiring after 35 years as a business teacher at South.

Other teachers announcing their retirement are:

South High School Mariam Grimmer, Spanish, after 17 years; Sarah Markowitz, special education, after 19 years

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North High School Marybeth Carduck, English, after 39 years

Parcells Middle School Kathryn Miller, special education, after 38 years; Raymond Pisani, social studies, after 30 years

Brownell Middle School Jack Hedelund, industrial arts, after 20 years; Sandra LeMoine, math, after 20 years of service; Julie Pelto, music, after 23 years

Kerby Elementary School Patricia Wyszynski, special education, after 31 years;

Maire Elementary School Katherine Reich, special education, after 11 years; Bernadette Hardin, Computer Lab classroom assistant, after 19 years

Poupard Elementary School Deb Kraft, after 16 years

Trombly Elementary School Susan Walton, Special Education, after 10 years.

Pierce Middle School principal Gary Buslepp announced he was retiring, after 40 years in the field of education.

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