Two weeks ago, at Cudahy High School, I stood on the stage for a teacher's retirement party. Even though my kids did not have this teacher, I was there. I wanted to be there. From working with her through the PTA, from seeing her hallways covered from ceiling to floor with student projects, and from talking to parents who loved her, I wanted to help with the event. I did not want to see a 43 year career at Lincoln school pass quietly.
The party was on a Friday night. The North Science Room was covered with circus-themed decorations. The auditorium was almost ready.