My June Plans Revealed at School Friday Afternoon 

During seventh period my door got decorated as a surprise, courtesy of Ms. McCann and a team of The Future Is Mine students.

I got some lovely words from some sweet teenagers as they read the door.

In January. I’d put in my letter of intent to retire at the end of this school year and told the adults but hadn’t shared with the students.  Now they can help me celebrate.


Today it feels real. 🎓🎉🎏😃





Thanks Ms. McCann

23 thoughts on “My June Plans Revealed at School Friday Afternoon 

  1. You’ve earned it Ruthie. Time to reflect on all the lives you have positively impacted. I know because I’m one of them. CONGRATULATIONS

  2. Congratulations! And love that poem! (I’ve been retired several years now. Although it’s been great not to worry about getting there, presenting for teens, and grading papers, I still miss the people and the literature content.) Best wishes for making the adjustment to another life.

  3. Many more doors opening for you this summer. Great times ahead in several places, but especially in Ohio! Congrats!

  4. Ruth it has been a long time coming. I’m glad to have been on the journey with you, I look forward to that first coffee table collection : ) Much love Ruth

  5. What wonderful news, Ruth! You have so much ahead … given your record so far!!!!! 🙂 Lots of great events, small and large , to enjoy!!!! CONGRATULATIONS

  6. What a wonderful tribute – you are loved (or at least liked) – You will love your retirement!

  7. I’m sad for your potential future students and their inability to spend each day with you – but am thrilled for you and this next phase in your life. BIG congratulations to you!

  8. Congrats. You’ll be busier than ever. Can’t wait to see what new adventures you begin.

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