Teacher/Educator Retirement Poem

Award Wording Details

Congratulations On Your Retirement

The Ripple Effect

Drop a pebble in the water: in a minute you forget,
But there’s little waves a-flowing and there’s ripples circling yet,
And those little waves a-flowing to a great big wave have grown;
You’ve disturbed a mighty river just by dropping in a stone.

For the thousands of pebbles you have dropped in the water,
the ripples are endless!

Your students will forever take a part of you into their futures
 and your friends a part of you in our hearts.

Teachers lead students into meaningful pathways in their lives. The ripples he/she creates through the students are expanding by the day …