WEST UNITY: June 3, 2014-Hilltop Schools, with the closeout of the 2013-2014 school year, said farewell to educators Tom Smith (Jr. High Math), Carol Stoy (English, and Julie Scribner (Elementary Education) and reflected back on the careers that combined for a total of 91 years of educator experience and service in West Unity. Mr. Smith served for 22 years while Mrs. Stoy taught at Hilltop for a total of 34 years and Mrs. Scribner concludes a career that spanned 35 years.
Mr. Smith, a current resident of West Unity, spent a total of 35 years as an educator and is married to Lisa Smith. Tom and Lisa have 3 children; Adam, 30, who resides in Atlanta, Georgia, Calah, 27, of Columbus, Ohio and Ty, 24, currently residing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Smith’s also have 3 grandchildren. Mr. Smith’s post-retirement plans include enjoying time with his family and also continue in education working as needed as a Substitute teacher.
Carol Stoy, currently resides in Montpelier with her husband Jerry and concludes her career with a total of 37 ½ years as an educator. Carol and Jerry have 2 children; Heather and Travis and are looking forward to spending time enjoying their family. Carol also has plans to travel with Jerry in the future and remarked on her career at Hilltop “It has been a great 34 years with my students, and it has been an honor to serve the community.”
Elementary Educator, Julie Scribner closed out a career of service to Hilltop after 35 years, holding various positions in the Elementary School. Carol is married to her husband Michael, and they currently reside in Bryan, Ohio. Julie and Michael have 2 children; Liza, 32, who resides in Columbus, Ohio, and Brandon, 30, from Westerville, Ohio. Julie and Michael also have 3 grandchildren; Josie aged 5, Codi, 8 months and Lucas, 5 weeks. Julie is looking forward to enjoying her grandchildren and also plans on joining her husband’s Window Cleaning Business in Bryan.
The Hilltop High School and Elementary Staff gathered in the High school Cafeteria on May 3 for end of the school year comments and to pay honor to the retiring teachers, who retire with a valuable amount of teaching experience. The impact they have made throughout their service will be missed, but the community will long remember their significant contributions they have made throughout their tenure at Hilltop Schools.