Twenty-four Years of Service at Gateway


Megan Park, Staff Reporter

After 24 years, Mrs. Wilkinson is retiring at the end of the year saying, “It’s time, but I’m going to miss my Gateway family.”

Mrs. Wilkinson started working at Gateway as a substitute teacher back when the school was still located near the Carroll County Airport. An opening became available shortly thereafter and she got the job! She joked that she got her job because of her (famous) amazing potato salad that she gave the assistant principal at the time.

The current principal, Mr. Wetzel, said that “Ms. Wilkinson has been a mainstay at Gateway/Crossroads for 24 years, the second longest tenure of our current staff. Throughout the last 24 years, she has been reliable and has always been an integral part of the Gateway/Crossroads team. She will be missed by all of us and we wish her a happy retirement.”

Mrs. Wilkinson said this summer she’s going to stay or travel nearby. After retiring she says she plans to get a part-time job somewhere to keep busy and spend more time with her grandkids.

She says she loved her time at Gateway. Even though she said that it was stressful at times, she really enjoyed it!

We will miss you lots, Mrs. Wilkinson! Enjoy retirement!