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Retiring teacher honored at Gillispie ice cream social

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After more than 30 years in education (with 15 of them at The Gillispie School), retiring kindergarten teacher Suzie Pirtle was honored at a family ice cream social last week.

Parent Jane Petroski, left, presents Suzie Pirtle with an inspirational book.
Parent Jane Petroski, left, presents Suzie Pirtle with an inspirational book.
Students Douglas Armstrong, Maddie Ishayik and Alex Delatorre present Suzie Pirtle with a scrapbook filled with notes and photos from former and current students and families.  Photos by Annette Bradbury
Students Douglas Armstrong, Maddie Ishayik and Alex Delatorre present Suzie Pirtle with a scrapbook filled with notes and photos from former and current students and families. Photos by Annette Bradbury
Parents Don Carlson and Karen Stone help serve ice cream.
Parents Don Carlson and Karen Stone help serve ice cream.