lasses for the school year finished this week in Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp., sending students off to summer vacation Thursday. Teachers and staff members wrapped up the year Friday.
Farewells can be bittersweet for students moving ahead to a new grade, for teachers moving into new jobs at different schools or staff members taking on new roles or responsibilities.
But perhaps most bittersweet is when educators who have dedicated most of their adult lives to Columbus area students are retiring.
For some, when closing their classrooms or offices on Friday, it was for the final time during their careers.
Here’s a look at three BCSC educators who have ended their full-time education careers. It is a glimpse into lives spent dedicated to education and young people and how these educators are looking forward to the next phase of their lives.