Roslyn ed board honors 26 district retirees

Roslyn ed board honors 26 district retirees
The Roslyn Board of Education honored the district's retirees at a ceremony Thursday night. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

The Roslyn Board of Education honored the district’s retirees at a ceremony in the high school auditorium Thursday night.

Superintendent Allison Brown and President Meryl Waxman Ben-Levy honored 26 retirees who worked at Roslyn High School, East Hills School, Harbor Hill School and Heights School, as well as district administration employees, a security guard and a bus driver.

“On behalf of the Board of Education and our entire school district, I want to express my deepest gratitude for your years of service and dedication,” Brown said. “Thank you for your unwavering commitment to our students, for your tireless efforts to make our schools a better place and for your lasting impact on all of us.”

The 26 retirees devoted a combined 641 years of employment at the Roslyn School District. The retiree with the most years at Roslyn – Harbor Hill teacher Delfina Hennep, who worked in the district for 41 years – received a standing ovation from audience members and many hugs from friends and colleagues.

District employees, family members and friends filled the audience, cheering for their retirees as they accepted awards from Brown and Waxman Ben-Levy.

One teacher danced up the aisle and kissed her retirement certificate. Another said, “I can’t believe I’m retiring. I feel like I’m 30 years old.”

“While it is the end of your service at the Roslyn Public Schools as you know it, there are next chapters,” Waxman Ben-Levy said. “There are new things to do. There are new adventures and we will see one another again.”

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