Congratulations, 2014 APS Retirees!

Tony Antolini

Aurora Public Schools would like to thank all of our 2014 retirees for their dedicated service. This year's retirees have contributed nearly 2,000 total years of service to our students. Here are just a few highlights from this year’s retirees:

Tony Antolini
Athletic Director, Division of Support Services  34 years

“I feel extremely fortunate for spending my entire thirty-four year career with Aurora Public Schools. In that time, I have worked for and alongside a great number of passionate people, ones who have a heart for kids, their education and overall welfare. The years also provided me an opportunity to teach, mentor and build relationships with thousands of children. My greatest hope is that I’ve had a positive impact on each and every one of them.”


Lyn Eckhart

Lyn Eckhardt
Principal’s Secretary, Rangeview High – 28 years

“Rangeview High School has been my home and second family for the last 28 years. I will certainly miss the daily contact with all of my wonderful friends. My grandmother once told me that working with kids kept her young, and I believe it’s true. So, I’m going to be sure to spend lots of time with my children and grandchildren and go to Disneyland as often as possible. I’d also like to substitute and volunteer at the schools. Thank you, Rangeview and APS for allowing me to do work that I love for so long.”




Debra Gilbert

Debra Gilbert
Physical Education Teacher, Sixth Avenue Elementary – 30 years

"The time has come for me to say goodbye to APS. This will be bittersweet because I’ve been with the district for 30 years, and I’ve loved every minute of it! I was one of those rare people that actually enjoyed my job and didn’t mind going to work. One of the things that I will miss the most is all the love that I receive from my students on a daily bases, whether it be from those big toothless smiles or the tight bear hugs. As of now, I have no plans for the future. I am just going to take a year off to relax and do nothing, or maybe do everything that I felt I didn’t have time to do when I was working!”


Thank you to all of our APS retirees for your commitment to educating our students!