Tuesday, May 20, 2008

School System Honors Retirees

The Fayette County School System is getting ready to say good-bye to some of its most dedicated employees.

At the end of this school year, 64 staff members will have retired from the system. These retirees have served Fayette’s students in different capacities as teachers, bus drivers, maintenance workers, counselors, secretaries, administrators, media specialists and custodians. Each has willingly shared his or her talents, helping make Fayette’s school system a place “Where Excellence Counts.” Thanks to their efforts, thousands of students have been provided a top-notch educational experience that will serve them well into the future.

“I always say that we can replace the position but not the person. Our new employees are going to have big shoes to fill,” says Superintendent John DeCotis.

After years of making Fayette’s school system shine, it was their turn to be in the limelight. On May 16, the school system hosted “An Evening with Our Stars,” a celebration dinner in honor of this year’s retirees.

The event was held at Peachtree City Wyndham hotel. Each retiree was escorted down a red carpet by school system administrators and introduced by television personality Donna Lowry, schools and news reporter for WXIA-11 Alive News.

Although they are beginning a new chapter of their lives, many retirees continue to serve Fayette’s students as school volunteers, mentors and tutors.

“On behalf of the Fayette County Board of Education, I want to thank all of our retirees for their many years of service and wish them much joy and happiness in their retirement,” says DeCotis.
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