Offers thanks to Pettibone School’s educators
To the Editor:
Never again will the same remarkable group of educators and support staff be all under the same roof. They are being scattered all over the district or, in some cases, leaving altogether.
I myself walked those halls as a student. It is where I met my best friend, who is now my son’s godmother.
It is where I had my first crush.
It is where I grew up.
My mother was a teacher there. She had her “school family” and helped many students herself.
It is where my children were nurtured and learned to flourish under the guidance of the amazing staff. I do not think they would be the same people if they went anyplace else.
Many students and staff have walked through those halls over the years and have similar stories and memories as I do. It is these moments that help define us as people.
I want to take this moment to set agendas, party lines and grudges aside and say a heartfelt thank you to all past and current employees at John Pettibone School. I am sure I speak not only for myself and my family when I say you have touched more lives than you know.
May your new “school family” bring you as much joy as JPS did.