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After 35 Years, Chatham High English Teacher Retires

CHS staff gathers to celebrate Rose Porpora's retirement.

teachers and administrators gathered at Cafe Beethoven Friday to celebrate the retirement of Rosemary "Rose" Porpora, who has been a teacher for 35 years.

Porpora's retirement was approved by the Board of Education in April.

As part of the retirement party, Terrence Ferguson, another English teacher at Chatham High, played the theme to "Romeo and Juliet," which Porpora teaches. Other staff members conducted interviews with past and present students and created a video for the occasion.

Karen Swartz June 16, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Best wishes to a fine teacher- a true and consumate professional. Our son was fortunate to have had her in 9 th grade. Craig and Karen Swartz

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