Riverside East honors retiring principal and teacher
Troy Case, Riverside East elementary principal, and Mary Adams, Riverside East upper elementary teacher, were honored with a reception on Friday, May 20.
Teachers, staff and family members were on hand to wish them well in their retirements.
Case has given 31 years to education. He has served as Riverside elementary principal for the last nine years. He also served as physical education teacher and taught high school biology at Riverside. He was girls' basketball coach at Buffalo Island Central for eight years.
He started his career at Deering, Mo., where he taught his first two years at Delta C7. Case is originally from Risco, Mo.
He and his wife, Gail, have two grown daughters, Ashlie Brook Patton and Alison Case.
Case is not sure what he will be doing in retirement but said he will be working at least part-time somewhere.
"I will miss the students, faculty and staff at Riverside," Case said. "They are like my family."
Mary Adams is retiring with 24-1/2 years as a teacher. She has taught English in the fourth through the sixth grade at Riverside East for the last several years. She was a special education teacher for 17 years at Osceola and Riverside.
She is a native of Mississippi County in Osceola.
She said she will miss her students at Riverside.
Her mother, Faye Lacy, will come to live with her. She also plans on spending more time with her family. She has four children and eight grandchildren. She has a daughter that lives in Canada and Adams plans to visit her.
"I appreciate the years and wonderful faculty at Riverside Elementary," Adams said.