Monday, June 08, 2009

Joyce Griffiths Is Retiring!

I am happy to announce the retirement of Joyce Griffiths. Joyce is currently a wonderful Kindergarten teacher at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School.

Joyce has had a long and illustrious career as an educator that includes all of the following:

· Taught all grades K-6;

· Twelve years working in the North Dearborn Heights School District with nine years as a teacher and three years as the Curriculum Director;

· Twenty-five years teaching in the Ann Arbor Public Schools at Burns Park, Thurston, and MLK;

· Gifted and Talented teacher at Thurston;

· Nineteen years of teaching just at MLK School;

· All told, Joyce has formally shared her love of teaching for 37 years.

It should also be noted that Joyce is a graduate of THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY . It really is her only fault. Joyce also continued her studies at Eastern Michigan University and Michigan State University.

June 12 will mark Joyce’s last day teaching in the Ann Arbor Public Schools. While her day to day friendship, expertise, and wisdom will surely be missed, we’re hoping to see her from time to time in the hallways and office at school.

In retirement Joyce will enjoy the luxury of time. Time to reflect, time to explore areas of interest (particularly alternative energy sources), time to read, time for friendship, and time with family.

Please join the MLK Staff in congratulating Joyce Griffiths as she moves into her retirement years!