WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Prior to winter break, the Beatrice Gilmore School in Woodland Park said farewell to two staff members retiring mid-year. 

Secretary Laura Lijoi worked for the Woodland Park School District for 30 years. She worked in several capacities and over time, worked in all of the buildings. Her children attended the district schools as well.

Third grade teacher Carol Gesualdo worked with the Woodland Park school system since 1997 having been a basic skills instructor before becoming a fourth grade teacher. With the exception of one year at the Charles Olbon School, she has worked at Beatrice Gilmore educating children in third and fourth grades. She is mother of three grown children and grandmother of four.