Poteau, Okla. – Kiamichi Tech is honoring retirees at a come and go reception on May 21, 2021 from 1:00-4:00 PM in the Seminar Center at their Poteau Campus.
This reception will honor theretirements of Marjorie Wann, Deanna Schmidt and Kathy Davidson.
The reception is open to the public.
Marjorie Wann started her career in education as a science teacher at Howe High School. After teaching science for 22 years she moved into the role of school counselor at Howe. Wann wore many hats at Howe Schools such as driver’s education instructor, academicteam coach, cheer leading sponsor, and class sponsor during her 32 years there. In 2005, Wann became the school counselor for the Kiamichi Technology Center Poteau & Spiro Campuses. Wann is retiring after 48 years in education. Her plans for retirement include spending quality
time with family and friends and to travel.
Deanna Schmidt started her career in education as a kindergarten teacher at Poteau Elementary School in 1982. After two years of teaching kindergarten she moved to second grade teacher. In 2003, Schmidt joined the Kiamichi Tech team as their Career Connections
instructor. Schmidt is retiring after 39 years in education. Schmidt shared her plans for retirement by stating, “I get to be a full time ‘Gunny’ to my grandbabies.”
Kathy Davidson started her work in education in 1981 as the Superintendent’s Administrative Assistant at Howe Public Schools. Davidson worked in this role for 24 years before accepting the position of Administrative Assistant at Kiamichi Tech in 2005. She is retiring after 40 years in education. When asked about her plans for retirement Davidson responded, “I plan to relax, goon a few road trips, go to my grandkids functions and spend time with family.”
Kiamichi Technology Centers has played an integral role in southeastern Oklahoma communities since 1968, serving ten full and three partial counties. Kiamichi Tech is one of 29 districts in the Oklahoma CareerTech system with more than 30 career programs. Kiamichi Tech also offers awide variety of evening and weekend short-term courses as well as certifications in many diverse career fields. Kiamichi Tech has over 20,000 full time and short-term enrollments each year and serves area companies through our Workforce and Economic Development Centers that works with over 400 businesses annually.