Parting Words from Departing Teachers


We said goodbye to many teachers, both retiring and departing, in the senior issue of tjTODAY. Here are some more parting words from those that have served our community.

teri davis“In July, when they bring on those back to school ads, that used to make me twitch and develop tick, I will now embrace those ads. First day of school I think I’ll wave to the school buses, and then go back to bed. Now, I think I’m going to do something working with the elderly, maybe elderly and animals, two populations I really enjoy, so I’ll connect the dots either through nursing home, retirement centers, something along those lines. I want to do something where I feel like I serve a purpose.” – Teri Davis, Health and Physical Education


daryl jones“After leaving Jefferson, I will be finishing school. Right now I’m working on a bachelor’s degree. I’ve got 2 or 3 years left and I want to finish that and hopefully come back to teach. I’m getting my bachelor’s degree in mathematics. I would love to teach at TJ. I’ve worked here for two years. I’ve had a great experience with all of the staff. I’ve only worked briefly in Westfields and Falls Church for a couple months before a came here, and I definitely had my best experience here.” – Daryl Jones, Cafeteria Manager

kate lewis“I am actually going to be writing. I’ll be at George Mason University, finishing up my MFA in creative writing. I’ll be teaching a couple of classes there – freshman writing courses – and I’ll be working on my novel.” – Kate Lewis, AP

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