The Bolivar R-1 School District recently named 2019 building teachers and employees of the year after inviting educators and community members to nominate and vote for their top picks at each of the district’s buildings.

Building teachers of the year are Julie Reed, Bolivar Primary School; Darin Archer, special services; Kacey Sawyer, Bolivar Middle School; Jennifer Bandy, Bolivar Intermediate School; and Amber Dlugosh, Bolivar High School.

Employees of the year are Trish Brummell, BPS; Jackie Sharman, special services; Donna Fast, BMS; Missy Wollard, BIS; and Mindy Quarles, BHS.

From among these names, one master teacher and one employee of the year will be chosen and recognized at the R-1 staff recognition service at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at BHS.

During the service, employees who have five, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service will be honored, as well as retirees.

Retirees being honored include Norma Sawyers-Kurz, Richard Wright, Denise Weeks, Wanda Dunseth, Patti Bolton, Angela Gries, Beth Grabowski, Kim Ware and Judy Wall.

Following the service, there will be time to visit with all retirees. Friends, family, former students and colleagues are invited to attend.

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