From a small town midway between Lansing and Grand Rapids, Diane inched her way east to us.Diane and her husband, Klaus, live in Ypsilanti andhave been married for 40 years. Diane was clearlya child bride.
Diane enjoys knitting andquilting and makes afghans forbabies and veterans that aredonated to charities throughher church.This fall, while we are pre-testing andstrategizing, she and Klaus will be taking arelaxing trip to eastern Canada.
She’ll miss teaching good nutrition andparenting skills.She’ll miss working with a friendly andsupportive staff and administration.And, surely, she will miss students gettingexcited about making a really good muffin.
Joyce grew up in Ypsilanti, went to school there - right through Eastern. While earning two majors and a minor, she completed enough hours to earn a triple major.Please join with us in finishing, “Once a Huron…”(Note to Young Ones - the Hurons were EMU’smascots before the Eagles.)
Joyce worked formany summersrestoring the St.Helena Lighthouse,west of MackinacIsland.Despite the really primitive camping, Joycewould like to get back into doing it again.
When Joyce first came to Annapolis, she was the Cheerleading Coach and the Synchronized Swim Team Coach.Synchronized Swimming, originally a club,performed swim shows. Joyce workedtowards its acceptance as a Varsity Sportand once it was, Joyce’s team competed allover southeastern Michigan.Eventually, she took over the Girls’Competitive Swim Team, keeping her in thepool eleven months a year.
Janet brought to us the interesting background of having spent 30 years in the ER, mostly as a Trauma Specialist or an ER manager.Janet and her husband, Lou, live in Berkley andhave been married for 51 years. They have fourchildren and nine grandchildren.
Janet enjoys sewing,gardening, and traveling. She’llbe learning to use her newsewing machine, as many of uswill still be struggling to useCLASS A.She and Lou have a motor home and willbe dividing their time between Texas, andtraveling throughout the U.S.
Did you know… Janet was appointed byPresident Bush to a Nuclear Disaster Team,formed after the Chernobyl Disaster, thatcould respond to such events anywhere inthe world.The Team attended conferences and mockdisasters, but was never sent out of thestates. Janet carried an international creditcard and travel papers – but surrenderedthem upon her retirement.
Although Barbara joined us the most recently, coming to us two years ago from O.W. Best, she quickly became part of our Annapolis family.As this year ends, Barbara is completing 33 yearsof teaching.
Between them, Barbara and her husband,Allen, share six children and 10grandchildren. They live in Huntington Woodsand spend time in Tucson.Did you know… Barbara is aconsummate lover of foodpreparation and has takencooking classes in Florence,Italy. Rigatoni With Basil Pine Nut Crunch
Now with her copious free time, Barbara willcontinue her volunteer work with CommonGround, will enjoy her cello, will expand herclinical practice… and will explore thepossibility of teaching abroad.
Together, our fabulous foursome, have completed 100 years of teaching and have touched innumerable lives.As a final gesture of goodwill to us all, they have met these past weeks with Mr. Scott to express themselves creatively and perform a memorable work of art…