This is a bittersweet post. After 31 years, I will be retiring at the end of the school year. I wanted to be a teacher when I was five years old, and I never changed my mind. I have been proud to be a teacher and passionate about being my students’ advocate. I have been dedicated to help my students grow, learn, and be the best they can be! My hope is that during these 31 years I have helped my students and made a difference in their lives.
It seems like it was just yesterday that I entered Montrose Elementary School as Miss Paciocco, the new first year first grade teacher. I had achieved my dream. I would not have made it without the support of my mama and dad! I wish they could be here to celebrate my retirement. I know they are with me in my heart. I wish my husband could be here to celebrate. He made many bulletin boards, cut laminating, moved furniture, helped me move from school to school, understood when I was at evening school events, and listened to stories about my children. He was a great support! He too will celebrate with me in my heart!!
I will surely miss my colleagues, the students, and parents at Echo Lake. I have had the privilege of teaching at Montrose, Pinchbeck, and Echo Lake. I have been at Echo Lake since the school opened in 1999.
I did tell the children today!
YEARBOOK SIGNING IS SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 14TH.