Eileen Charney was the guest of honour as students and staff at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School paid tribute to her last Thursday morning. She’s retiring after a teaching career which began in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan in 1969 and included work as an early literacy assistant over the past 22 years. Besides her teaching career, speakers noted her volunteer work in the school, church and community.
Grade 1 students sang songs and made a video for her. She was presented with a framed picture by librarian Pearl O’Gorman.
Speaking to those gathered she said, I “thank each one of you for who you are and what you will do for the rest of your life.”
She described her job as wonderful. “How lucky I’ve been to sit with a child for half an hour and help them to learn to read, it’s something they need for the rest of their life. They learned to write as well, and more important to Our Lady of the Rosary they also learned about their friend Jesus. They will always have Jesus in their lives.”