CD Family

What is a school family?  What makes a school feel like a family? With all different definitions of a school family the one that resonates the most with our school is that the students build strong relationships with each other, teachers and staff.  The connections between the people in our school are vital to our school culture. Central Decatur family culture ensures that we are all striving towards the same goal… The goal of a healthy family is the successful development of all members. Members of our school family include students, parents, staff, teachers, coaches, administrators and the community.  At CD we have many members of our school family that have committed to the highest level of dedication. We want to acknowledge and appreciate their commitment to our family. They have proved that teaching is more than just showing up to class; hour after hour, day after day, year after year, but rather a dedication of a higher level. These CD school family members have served our community for more than 15 years.

  • Bonnie Clark – 41 yrs (pictured above)
  • Juliette Cline – 35 yrs
  • Gene Olsen – 33 yrs
  • Cindy Stiles – 30 yrs
  • Christie Galloway – 27 yrs
  • Sandee Smith – 27 yrs
  • Amy Hamilton – 24 yrs
  • Becky Andrews – 22 yrs
  • Cathy Cornell – 22 yrs
  • Mindi Hamilton – 22 yrs
  • Larry Heltenberg – 22 yrs
  • Rosa Sondag – 22 yrs
  • Beth Hall – 21 yrs
  • Tricia Applegate – 20 yrs
  • Jenny Jones – 20 yrs
  • Miranda Lane-Marvin – 20 yrs
  • Annie Nickell – 20 yrs
  • Jon Pedersen – 20 yrs
  • Chad Ray 20 yrs
  • Vickie Smith – 20 yrs
  • Tracy Andrews – 18 yrs
  • Curtis Boothe – 18 yrs
  • Caessie Henderson – 18 yrs
  • Lynne Skinner – 18 yrs
  • Bailey Cornett – 17 yrs
  • Julie Pedersen – 16 yrs
  • Cat Bethards – 15 yrs
  • Chris Coffelt – 15 yrs
  • Kyle Raemaker – 15 yrs
  • Brenda Walter – 15 yrs
  • Kerry Welch – 15 yrs

These school leaders have helped to foster collaboration, good relationships and strong support systems. Thank you for your many years of dedication to making our school a family. The success of our school family is a direct result of your years of service and commitment to our community. Our family is our greatest asset!