Teacher at Bluffton school retires

A chapter is closing at Bluffton School, when the end of June arrives and Mary Colclough moves into retirement.

A chapter is closing at Bluffton School, when the end of June arrives and Mary Colclough moves into retirement.

Miss Mary Dunn began her career in the Grade 5 classroom at Rimbey Elementary School in 1978 and then following her marriage to Beauchamp and taking some time off with the birth of their twin daughters Denielle and Sarah in 1984, Mary made the move to Bluffton School in 1989 to begin a much respected Resource Room Program.

Mary’s classroom has been in a variety of places over the years, from the hallway boot room – where kids tore in and out during recess time and boots and shoes littered the floor, to teaching in the kitchen where every Thursday on Hot Dog Day the delicious aroma of boiled wieners was the ambience Mary and her students got to enjoy! No matter the location, the kids treasured their time working with Mrs. C There were incredible stories of success coming out of that classroom! Another huge project Mary perfected was the “Kids Conference”. This was an amazing effort of organization and coordination that left students and staff in awe of her multi-faceted planning ability. Mary has taught every grade and subject matter possible and has spent her last couple of years working as a Teacher/Librarian at Bluffton School. There have also been countless volunteer hours spent cataloging and organizing books so our students and teachers are able to enjoy our small school library.

Now Mary and Beauchamp can look forward to spending time with their new precious granddaughter and of course they are very busy volunteering and working with various community groups.

Thank you, Mary for your years of commitment and dedication to Bluffton School.

Messages may be left at www.marycolclough.weebly.com