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Happy Retirement, Elaine DeLyser

Elaine DeLyser

Congratulations to UPK Teacher's Aide Elaine DeLyser, who retired after more than 20 years in the District on Thursday, Jan. 27.

Mrs. DeLyser's last day included a parade of coworkers and former students who stopped by to wish her well. We thank Mrs. DeLyser for her service over the years and wish her well in her next chapter.

Mrs. DeLyser shared some reflections on her time at Marion.

Name: Elaine DeLyser

Occupation: UPK Teacher’s Aide

Hometown: Marion

Family: I had 5 children with my late husband Kenneth, Sr. They are my son Ron (Wife, Brenda and sons Kevin and Nicholas); daughter Kathy (Daughter, Ashley, future son-in-law Cody, and daughter, Kami) daughter Lisa (Husband, Dan, son Derek and future daughter-in-law Christina, and daughter Kasey); daughter, Lori, and son, Ken Jr. (Daughter, Josie).

What did you like most about your job? 

I loved getting to know so many students and their families during my time here at school. I also enjoyed working with everyone along the way. I am truly blessed to have been a part of the Marion CSD family.

What are your plans for retirement? 

I plan to relax and enjoy my retirement. I hope to travel and hopefully babysit future great grandchildren.