Faculty bids farewell to its retiring teachers

Veterans Adamson, Bedard, Gun, Nishida and Rogers say goodbye to their peers at final 2022-23 staff meeting


Dave Winter

The English department surrounds retiring department chair Diana Adamson as she wraps up her 22nd and final year at McCallum at today’s end-of-year Maculty luncheon.

Alice Scott

Alice Scott, co-editor in chief

This is actually the end of my third career, but it is really, really hard to leave.

— cinematic arts director Ken Rogers

A day after her sudden and unexpected announcement that she was leaving McCallum to become the principal at Ann Richards, Griffith shifted the focus of Friday’s meeting to McCallum teachers. After inviting them to share the weirdest story from their school year, she celebrated teachers who went above and beyond, those who enjoyed milestone anniversaries in their career and those who were leaving for jobs elsewhere.

As is the case every year, the meeting culminated in a celebration of retiring teachers. Ms. Juana Gun was unable to attend the meeting so Griffith spoke on her behalf.

The other four retirees offered parting thoughts about their time at McCallum as they said goodbye to their peers.

At the end of the meeting Griffith reiterated what the message she delivered to the staff the day before.

—with reporting from Dave Winter

I’m so happy I came here. I really am.

— security monitor Bob Bedard