Washington Avenue School Celebrates its Retirees

Washington Avenue School Retireees: Andie Elwell, 2nd grade teacher; Valerie Palmer, Special Ed teacher; Mary Quigley, Principal' Cheryl Sabins, 2nd grade teacher Credits: Glenn Clark
Washington Avenue Students (l to r) Lena Clark, Lily Sitar, Payton First, Moira Smith, Maddy Jones, with cutout photo of retiring Principal Mary Quigley   Credits: Glenn Clark
Washington Avenue School Principal Mary Quigley at her retirement party Credits: TAP Chatham

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


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