Schuylerville Elementary students celebrated the 100th day of school with a special celebration of Judy Greene, who is retiring after 30 years in the district. Greene, a K-5 Academic Intervention Services (AIS) math teacher, was presented with a plaque containing dozens of words honoring the impact she has made on the elementary school. Principal Rose Beckett chose the word, ‘extraordinary.’
“Judy is truly an extraordinary individual who has become the foundation of the elementary school’s positive culture,” said Beckett. “She goes beyond her role as a math teacher to really support every child. Everyone here is her student.”
In addition to teaching, Greene dedicated much of her time to the Kindness and Compassion Club (KC Club) at the elementary school, in addition to serving as the girls basketball program’s assistant coach. On the 100th day of school, elementary students and staff wore green in honor of her, as well as to support the word of the year, responsibility.
Throughout the day, Greene was presented with green hearts with personal messages written on them and retirees returned to campus to wish her well. Greene says she was touched by it all.
“I just love the honesty of kids,” she said. “I will miss them, and I will miss the camaraderie of our staff and our school.”