Thursday June 04, 2015
As the school year wraps up and students look forward to new beginnings, many staff members at the Rick Marcotte Central School (RMCS) are moving on to a new chapter in their lives as well. 2015 sees the retirement of many beloved teachers and the school’s principal of ten years, Sue Luck. Here, Mrs. Luck reflects on her career.
What was your path to becoming a principal?
From as far back as I can remember, starting in kindergarten, I wanted to be a teacher. I loved school and everything about it. One of my very first jobs was indeed being a kindergarten teacher!
I have had the honor and privilege of being with the South Burlington School District for 15 years. I started as the Assistant Superintendent of Schools in 2000, and came to be the principal of Rick Marcotte Central School in 2005. It has been a most rewarding journey!
What do you love about your job?
I love being a principal because I enjoy being a part of a vibrant school community where we deeply care about each other and always put kids first. Each day is different yet they are always filled with laughter, learning and love. I also enjoy watching kids grow over the years, and truly value the rich relationships developed with families. Our motto of C-A-R-E-S (Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy, and Self- Control) forms the foundation of how we treat each other at RMCS. We have great fun in a healthy, respectful environment with a strong commitment to learning. The entire staff is dedicated to the well-being of each other and our students.
What are you looking forward to about retirement?
I am retiring from the place and position I love so dearly to spend time with a soon to be born grandson. I will greatly miss the children, families, staff and colleagues around the district. The timing is right for me to take on my next big role, as “Grammy!”
Thanks to the Marcotte community for all the support and kindness extended throughout my tenure.
Other teachers and staff retiring this year from RMCS include librarian Kris Larson, Speech and Language Pathologist Ellen Lascelle, kindergarten teacher Jody Smith, fourth grade teachers Laurie Parmelee and Jane Potash, and fifth grade teacher Bobbe Pennington. Families, alumni, and the whole RMCS community thank these devoted educators and wish them the best of luck.
SOURCE: Michelle Rosowsky, RMCS PTO, Contributor