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D161 officials recognize retirees, honor former Board President Michelle Hoereth

Seven of Flossmoor School District 161’s retirees were formally honored by the board of education and their respective principals during the last week of the school year.

“These are people who are very special to us,” Superintendent Dana Smith said, before letting principals take the floor during a meeting held Tuesday, May 25, to recognize the teachers.

Western Avenue Elementary School Principal Gina Isabelli spoke first, bidding farewell to Lauren Crescenti, a paraprofessional who has done that job for 17 years, and Judy Kubas,Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital access.

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