"I've had a great 17 years," Staunton Elementary Principal Jane Anderson said of the unexpected public announcement of her retirement at the Clay Community School Board meeting Thursday evening.
Anderson's career has been happy and extremely productive, but she expected things to just quietly continue like they were until leaving at the end of her contract later this year.
"In my five years on the school board I have never received a single call or bad comment about Jane," said board member Steve Grigsby, outing Anderson at the board meeting. "Congratulations Jane, you're going to be missed."
Looking forward to the future with anticipation, Anderson smiles when she speaks of her career. "I've enjoyed working with all the students, their parents and the staff at Staunton Elementary."