SUSD honors longtime secretary Leah Stock

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: SUSD Governing Board Member Julie Cluff, left, presents retired secretary Leah Stock with a plaque commemorating her 27.5 years of service to the district.

By Jon Johnson

jonjohnsonnews@gmail.com

SAFFORD – After spending nearly three decades working for the Safford Unified School District (SUSD), secretary Leah Stock has hung up her pencil sharpeners and embraced retirement. 

At the SUSD Governing Board meeting Thursday, Aug. 8, Safford Superintendent Ken VanWinkle announced Stock’s retirement. 

“We have one of our young ladies who decided to leave us and retire from the district,” VanWinkle said. “We are already missing her. You see that smile? That’s what retirement looks like over there.”

After the announcement, SUSD Governing Board Member Julie Cluff presented Stock with a plaque commemorating her 27.5 years with the district. Stock began with the district in 1991.  

“I do this with mixed feelings because Leah and I have so much history,” Cluff said. 

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