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Faculty Retiring at the End of the School Year

Four Park Tudor faculty and staff members have decided to retire at the end of the school year:

Patti Duckworth, Lower School Counselor: With a career spanning more than 40 years in education, Patti has worn a number of hats in her career. Prior to joining Park Tudor, she was the Guidance Counselor at Center Grove High School, a principal for five years at Sugar Grove Elementary and the school counselor at both Pleasant Grove and Center Grove Elementary. Patti also has extensive experience as a classroom teacher. An accomplished presenter and a member of the Indiana School Counselor Association and the Indiana Association for College Admission Counseling, Patti earned numerous “outstanding service awards” during her work with Center Grove Schools and Johnson County Special Services. Patti holds a B.S. degree in Elementary Education and a M.S. in School Counseling from Indiana University, as well as an Educational Leadership Program/School Administrator License from Indiana University.

Claudia Nole, Lower School Spanish Teacher: Claudia joined Park Tudor when the Lower School was establishing its Spanish program, and she helped to create, develop and implement the curriculum. In her 24 years at Park Tudor she has served several terms on the Professional Development Committee, and has served on five ISACS committees. In addition, she helped develop a mentoring program for new faculty at Park Tudor, and worked with former Lower School Director Bill Main to establish the Uruguayan exchange which has been running for more than 20 years. Claudia also helped establish the exchange program with Spain, now in its 12th year. She served as curriculum coordinator of the Lower School and has chaired the World Language Department. In 2001, Claudia was selected as the Indiana Network for Early Language Learning's teacher of the year and was inducted into the Sociedad Honoraria de Profesores de Espanol. In 2006, she was chosen as the Teacher of the Year by the Indiana Chapter of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese and the K-8 Teacher of the Year for the Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association. Claudia earned a Bachelor's degree in Spanish with minors in English and education from Bellarmine University, as well as an endorsement in gifted and talented educational research from Purdue University.

Cindy Eiteljorg, Fine Arts Administrative Assistant: Cindy came to Park Tudor in 2010, and has been the Administrative Assistant in the Fine Arts Department since 2011. Since that time, she has been instrumental in keeping the department running smoothly, managing special events, handling the box office and ticket sales for numerous productions, and countless other behind-the-scenes activities. Prior to joining Park Tudor, Cindy was a Family and Consumer Science teacher in Wayne Township for 15 years and also started and ran her own catering and event planning company. Cindy holds a B.S. in Vocational Home Economics from Purdue University, and earned a M.S. in Secondary Education from Butler University. Cindy is also parent of alumni Max '09, Lili '09 and
Emily '11.

Gaye Shula, Teaching Assistant: Before she began working full time at Park Tudor, Gaye served as a board member for Junior League of Indianapolis, Julian Center, Indiana Juvenile Justice Task Force, and St. Margaret's Hospital Guild and was chair of the Indiana State Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee. She also is an Orton-Gillingham tutor. Gaye earned a B.A. in Secondary Education from Purdue University. Gaye is a parent of two alumni - Rob '98 and Lizzy '04.

We thank Patti, Claudia, Cindy and Gaye for their service to Park Tudor and wish them all the best in their retirement!