CHATHAM, NJ - Washington Avenue School celebrated its retirees, including Principal Mary Quigley, on Tuesday in the school gym.

Quigley is stepping down after 13 years at the helm of Washington Avenue School, where the student population doubled during her tenure.

Also retiring are Andie Elwell, who served as a second-grade teacher at Washington for 19 years; 24-year veteran Cheryl Sabins, who also taught second grade, and Valerie Palmer, who taught pre-kindergarten for 16 years.

Beth Kneebone of the PTO talks about the "Happy Place" created by retiring Washington Avenue Principal Mary Quigley