Service – Commitment – Dedication
The 2018 class of retiring CCSers recently came together to celebrate over 1,500 years of service to the students of Cleveland County. Attended by nearly 45 of the 2017-2018 retirees, a banquet was held at The LeGrand Center to honor their legacy and years of heartfelt dedication.
“I am retiring with mixed emotions because I love what I do,” said Julie Daves, ACTIVE coordinator at Shelby Middle. “I will definitely miss it but am looking forward to spending time with my family.”
Accompanied by a variety of school and district administrators, the retirees enjoyed a time of celebration and remembrance as many fond stories and farewells were shared throughout the evening. They were also presented with a commemorative apple as a symbol of their hard work and commitment.
“The banquet provided a great way to celebrate retirement,” added Daves. “Cleveland County Schools will always hold a special place in my heart.”
The CCS retirees averaged around 23 years of service with the longest tenure celebrated by Alison Mintz with 36 years of service above self.
“On behalf of Cleveland County Schools, I would like to thank all of our retirees for a job well done,” said Greg Shull, director of communications. “Please join us in celebrating their successes, legacies, and dedication as these trailblazers spurred bright futures for many years.”