The Woodward News

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May 12, 2013

Veteran educators retiring

School district losing over 125 years of experience at Horace Mann

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Woodward, Okla. — FOREVER A TEACHER

However as the chapters of their careers come to a close, the women know there is a lot they will miss about teaching.

Besides the children, Lucas said "we will miss the friendships we have developed over the years."

"And the camaraderie," Harrington added.

But there are also a few things they will not miss.

"I won't miss the disciplining and the paperwork," Harrington said, adding, "I also won't miss the 6 a.m. phone calls from sick staff members and having to find substitutes at 6:30 in the morning."

Brown agreed that paperwork and early mornings are also things she is looking forward to saying goodbye to.

"I don't think I'll miss the cafeteria duty," Lucas said.  "I like recess and going out with the children, but have never liked cafeteria duty."

However, the women know that in the end it will be what they enjoyed about teaching that they will remember the most.

"All the wonderful experiences and rewards that we've gotten over the years, we'll have those to think back over," Lucas said.

And they will forever carry the badge of honor that comes with the title of teacher.

"I still get goosebumps when someone says 'that's my teacher;' it just feels good," Lucas said.

"It means they appreciated you, remember you," Brown said.

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