WAPS employees honored for years of service

Several Winona Area Public Schools employees were honored for their years of service at the all-staff celebration on Tuesday at Winona Middle School. 

Lori Rivers Joyce Houdak

Celebrating 40 years of service were Lori Rivers and Joyce Houdek.

Marjie VanCleave and Janet Block

Celebrating 35 years of service were Janet Block and Marjie VanCleave.

Celebrating 30 years of service were Judy Sanvik, Tim Gleason, Scott Halverson, Bill Jacobs and Beth Yonts.

Celebrating 30 years of service were Judy Sanvik (not pictured), Bill Jacobs, Tim Gleason, Scott Halverson and Beth Yonts. 

Employees celebrating 25 years of service

Celebrating 25 years of service were Kim Penrod, Linda Murphy, Jon Hogenson, Susan Wolfe, Anne Simon, Jeff Morgan, Vicki Boysen, Wendy Denzer, Jean Zimbric and Sarah Langowski.

Employees celebrating 20 years of service

And celebrating 20 years of service were Susan Larsen, Bruce Morken, Lizz Hall, Brenda Nelson, Maritza Amundson and Sandy Bussian.

For more than 160 years, Winona Area Public Schools has engaged, inspired and empowered students of all ages. More than 88 percent of educators in WAPS have at least three years of experience, which is higher than the state average of 78 percent. More than 73 percent of educators have advanced degrees, which is also well above the state average.