At the close of the current school year, Santa Rosa City Schools will say goodbye to scores of staffers who have spent more than 927 years serving Sonoma County’s largest school district.

Some of the longer tenured staffers include Louise Bostrom of the business services department who spent 39 years with the district; Pamela Sorensen, a math and business teacher at Piner High, and Mary Ann Azhderian, a 30-year veteran and teacher at Lincoln Elementary School.

Santa Rosa High’s Jake Fitzpatrick retired in December after 37 years on the job. He was central to a story we wrote about teachers making up the largest concentration of age-eligible retirees in Sonoma County. Read that story here: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20131218/articles/131219528