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Teacher retires after 27 years

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As this school year comes to a close, I would like to publicly tell my community that I am going to retire after 27 years as a third- and fourth-grade teacher in Folsom Cordova Unified School District. I have been privileged to serve such an outstanding district. The professionalism shown toward me does not go without being noticed. I have always felt your support for my teaching. My colleagues at Walnutwood Elementary and Oak Chan Elementary have given me the love and encouragement to do whatever it takes to get the job done. I want to thank all of my parents over the years for your support and outstanding parenting. You made my job all the easier. And last but not least, the students, without your diligence to learn and your questions for me to clarify, I could not have enjoyed my years as I did. I was progressing in this education system just as you were. Together we grew as a team one year at a time. We saved over 120 acres of rainforest land all over the world. We taught your peers about the Civil Rights Movement through our Martin Luther King, Jr. play. We took nature walks in the parkway and learned about our sensitive environment. We played with snails and wrote about them, tie-dyed t-shirts, and experienced city hall and how our government works, learned about the history of Folsom and even had lemonade at my house at the end of the trip. It took a great team to do all of this. I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart and I will carry you with me into my retirement. I am considering more public service. Can you guess what it will be? Think city hall. Jennifer Lane, Oak Chan Elementary School, Folsom