Celebrating 39 Years of Teaching!

It’s hard to keep this friend anonymous since her name is on the cake. In chocolate letters!

Ellen is a blog follower and I hope she doesn’t mind….

Colleagues, family and friends gathered together to honor Ellen today.  Effusive praise and accolades aren’t  what Ellen would wish for but let me just say – there are thousands of students who have benefitted from having been taught by her in her classroom.

I didn’t see the smiley face on the cake until I looked at the photos.

 Jean-Marc Chatellier baked this and decorated it so beautifully. It tasted delicious, too.

(You remember the colorful macarons?)

Enjoy your retirement Ellen. You deserve every happiness!  A job well done.

13 thoughts on “Celebrating 39 Years of Teaching!

  1. It’s a wonderful thing when a teacher retires. Just think of all the young lives that were touched during that career. I hope she had a wonderful party and has the opportunity to make some of her own dreams come true now.

  2. Ruth I love the picture, the gathering was beautiful and I love that you made the time to make sure Ellen knew how much she was, and is loved by many.

  3. Thank you for EVERYTHING, Ruth. The party, the cake, the photos… You really know how to make someone feel special. Much love.

  4. Thank you for EVERYTHING, Ruth. The party, the cake, the photos… You really know how to make someone feel special. Much love.

  5. I love the smiley hidden amid the flowers. Kudos to Ellen – good (great!) teachers are difficult to keep engaged for so many years. I’m deeply impressed!

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