The Pembroke Hill community is invited to a retirement celebration on Thursday, May 11, at 3:30 p.m., in the Wornall campus Dining Hall, to honor Mary Mikkelson, first grade teacher, and Christy Rodes, kindergarten teacher. Kathy Ketchum, upper school science teacher, is also retiring, but wishes to transition quietly into retirement.
Please send cards, notes or photos for our retirees to Richelle Cirino, firstname.lastname@example.org, by May 4.
Kathy Ketchum - Upper School Science Chair
Kathy has taught at Pembroke Hill for 12 years as an upper school science teacher and is currently the chair of the science department. Kathy prevously taught for 18 years at The Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts.
Mary Mikkelson - First Grade
Mary has been a first grade teacher at Pembroke Hill for 25 years. Prior to coming to PHS, she taught kindergarten through second grade at Visitation and St. Peter’s Grade Schools. She was inducted into the Faculty and Staff Hall of Fame in February.
Christy Rodes - Kindergarten
For 33 years, Christy has taught kindergarten at Pembroke Hill. She joined The Sunset Hill School for girls (a Pembroke Hill predecessor school) in 1983. Christy was inducted into the Faculty and Staff Hall of Fame in 2008.