Retired Teachers Gives Thanks

Retired Teachers Gives Thanks

Community is one of the most important strategies to thriving in life. Oftentimes coworkers become family, especially when coworkers are educators and administrators within the school system. Hours spent planning, attending meetings, pouring over curriculum, setting goals, monitoring growth, managing behavior, analyzing data, building relationships – not to mention teaching – all create a pretty tightknit community. When teachers and leaders retire they might be shocked by the abrupt end of constant camaraderie; however, the Winn Parish Retired Teachers Association welcomes those individuals back into communion, and that in itself is one reason to be thankful.

Of the 78 members of the WPRTA, 30 gathered in the Calvin High School library for their annual Thanksgiving meeting. President Tommy Bankston welcomed everyone and kicked off the meeting with joyful news: at the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association meeting in Baton Rouge, the Winn Parish RTA (thanks to two years of Brenda Etheridge’s presidency) received the Bronze Unit Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding program achievement.

 

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