West School Creates a Walk to Remember for Retiring Principal

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The West Elementary School family paid tribute to longtime principal Sandy Schneider with a special Retirement Walk held on May 20. Students and staff member surprised Mrs. Schneider by decorating classroom doors with colorful and memorable depiction of special times they have shared with her. They gathered in the hallways and cheered their principal on as she made her way down memory lane.

During Mrs. Schneider’s tour, she had the opportunity to view many meaningful door displays and reminisce about the various events, dress up days and other moments at West. The building was filled with smiles, dancing and lots of tissues as photos and stories were presented.

Ms. Schneider has served as principal for 20 years, prior to which she was a kindergarten teacher for 10 years. “Mrs. Schneider always put her students and staff first and never hesitated to put on the most outlandish costumes to instill an atmosphere of learning and excitement,” said West School Reading Teachers Heather Fisher and Arlyne Skolnik. “We will never forget the commitment and love with which she showered her students and faculty. She will forever be missed.”