Friday, July 01, 2011

Last Day

... well as school concluded & report cards handed out in front of the school ...

... did I mention the whole basement flooded & my office, all costumes, props, sets, scripts, computers, filing cabinents with 25 years of teaching material were lost as well as the boiler room and all electricity ... apparently it flooded to a height of six feet busting through doors ... we're not allowed back into the school until mid-August ...

... well as school concluded so did a precious working relationship draw to a close ... for the last five years principal Chad has guided us through many a storm ... transformation from a mainstream high school of over 1,400 students to a inner city abode for just over 300 has been dramatic & challenging ...

... i met her when i was in grade 11 & she a grade 9 student ... our paths though varied have crossed often during the span of 42 years ... she retires today ... one of the best ... one of the extraordinary ... her last act was to give each of the staff a card of thanks ... each received their own message ... i quote mine ...

Well old friend, I wish you well. Working with you these past five years has been a highlight of my career.

You truly understand and see the goodness in kids. The world needs more of you!

I hope the next few years continue to bring you happiness.

God Bless you!


... i can only return the sentiments & double them ...

:: Note :: ... too much more to say which words fail to express ... we have all been "chaded" ...