Before her retirement, Ms. Lawson served 18 years as a kindergarten teacher and most recently – an interventionist. Ms. Lawson shared that she enjoyed working with kids and staff at the primary and considers the kinder team part of her family. “We worked well as a team,” she stated. “The whole team worked hard to be inclusive and helped everyone new to feel that they are an important member of the team – that we can all contribute.” She further said, “Our team is really good at using each person’s strengths and were not afraid to look at each other and be honest about our weaknesses and our strengths. It’s been a really good team.”
Like many Primary staff, Ms. Lawson shared a love for her students and spoke about the love students have for their teachers as a motivating factor for being a teacher.
In the months and years to come, Ms. Lawson looks forward to spending time with her family, and doing things that she hasn’t had time to do yet.
Ms. Lawson sprinkled more compliments into her conversation – such as “The Primary is lucky to have such a good, strong kinder team,” while also sharing her thoughts about the campus as a whole. “I will miss all the staff here. I feel close to each grade level. We really are a family.”
Her parting advice included the following: “You have to be adaptable and very flexible. Don’t sweat the small stuff…don’t let small things get you down.”
We wish you the best, Ms. Lawson, and look forward to seeing you soon!