Baldwin-Whitehall School District secretary retires after 22 years
By Laura Van Wert
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, 8:56 p.m.
Mary Ann Kraus, secretary to the superintendent in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District, retired in December after 22 years of full-time employment.
Kraus, 65, of Whitehall, will stay on as a part-time employee to the Baldwin-Whitehall School Board as the group's secretary, allowing her more time to be with family and friends.
“I'm excited,” Kraus said. “I can spend more of my time traveling.”
Kraus said she plans to spend much of that time traveling to New Jersey and Virginia to visit her children and grandchildren. A trip to Europe also is a possibility, she said.
Kraus started working in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District in August 1990 as a computer paraprofessional at Baldwin High School, then spent five years in curriculum before becoming former Superintendent Charles Faust's secretary in 1998, she said.
“I've met a lot of good people and I've had a lot of good bosses,” Kraus said.
Kraus will stay on as the school board secretary, which she estimates will be about five days of work a month at four hours a day.
Throughout the years, she said she enjoyed learning how the school board functions and conducts business.
“I still have a big investment in our school district,” she said.
Laura Van Wert is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5814 or at email@example.com.
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