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Thank you Team KSD Retirees!

The Kent School District (KSD) recently paid tribute to its esteemed retirees for the 2023-2024 school year. Representing 900 years of educational service in all, 48 retirees were honored during a special ceremony held on Wednesday, June 12, marking the conclusion of their impactful careers within the district.

The event, hosted to celebrate their invaluable contributions to KSD students, community, and fellow staff members, provided an opportunity for honorees to reminisce and connect with colleagues, including Superintendent Israel Vela. Attendees enjoyed refreshments while sharing stories and memories from their years of service.

Reflecting on the retirees' immense impact, Superintendent Vela expressed heartfelt gratitude on behalf of the district, emphasizing the pivotal role each retiree played in fulfilling the KSD mission to "successfully prepare all students for their futures." Their unwavering commitment and expertise have significantly shaped the educational landscape of this community, leaving a lasting legacy that will continue to inspire current and future generations.

The retirees, representing diverse roles across various departments within KSD, were commended for their passion, professionalism, and the personal connections they forged with students and colleagues alike. Their dedication not only enriched the educational experience but also contributed to the overall growth and success of the district.

As they embark on the next chapter of their lives, KSD extends its sincerest thanks to each retiree for their tireless efforts and profound impact on the community. Their contributions will be fondly remembered and cherished, serving as a testament to their enduring commitment to educational excellence and student achievement.