By Kiara Alvarez and Shira Palmer
There are several important members of our school who are retiring this year. They are Mr. Gamble, Ms. Williams, and Ms. Winokur. All of them have served our school passionately over the decades, and each has contributed to the community in both the academics and in extra-curricular activities.
Mr. Gamble was once a social studies teacher before he became a principal. As an assistant principal, Mr. Gamble works tirelessly to assist everyone in our school and is perhaps best known for his friendly face in the hallways. When students have had problems, he has been there for them and for our school community. He is always there to help students and teachers whenever he can. Although he is very social, he also does some “behind-the-scenes” work at our school. He is the one who helps coordinate the announcements, and he has been in charge of and advocated for our extracurricular programs, especially the music department. He has advocated for the music program over his years working here and has helped the department acquire its state-of-the-art technology. Mr. Gamble will be dearly missed by everyone in our school, but he will be especially missed by the class of 2019.
Ms. Williams is a biology and earth science teacher who has been an active member of the community for many years. She has positively contributed to many generations over the years and has instilled a love of science into each class of students she has taught. She made science very exciting and interactive for her students and will be dearly missed by all of them.
Ms. Winokur is a well-known Spanish teacher here at Council Rock North. She teaches Honors Spanish III and IV. She is well-versed in Spanish and speaks it fluently with her class. She brought the Spanish culture to the classroom and made the classroom feel alive with her lively spirit. Her students will remember her fondly for her love of the Spanish language and for her persistence in helping them to be the best students and people they can be.
Overall, everyone who is retiring this year has done a superb job over the years. They have prepared their students in one way or another for the future that lies ahead of them, and we thank all of them for all of their hard work and support over the years. They will be greatly missed, and the impacts that they made on their students will never be forgotten.