WESTFIELD, NJ — About 200 former and current students of retiring Tamaques School teacher Anne Marie Petriano gathered for a special photo with her last month. Principal Michael Cullen worked to gather as many of her students as possible after she said that the one thing she would truly appreciate as a parting gift would be a photo of them all together.

Petriano taught at the Westfield elementary school for nearly 30 years.