Please Join us for a reception celebrating the retirement of

Bill Harris, Bobbie Nabor, Ann O’Neill, Sharon Shatkus, and Joe Stuart.

Thursday, May 24, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In the Sears Gallery, Elgin Academy

Students, parents, faculty, trustees, alumni, and friends welcome.

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US Biology Teacher Roberta Nabor to Retire

Upper School Biology teacher, Roberta Nabor, known to her colleagues and friends as Bobbie, has decided to retire at the end of the current school year. Although her enthusiasm for her students has not waned, life now calls her to spend more time with her family, specifically her young grandchildren.

Bobbie's teaching responsibilities in her 31 years at Elgin Academy have predominantly included Biology, Advanced Placement Biology, and Environmental Science. Bobbie would like her students and their families to know that she will truly miss them.

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Joe Stuart

Joe Stuart is retiring after 37 years as an Upper School Visual Arts teacher. He is one of those unique teachers who help students look inside themselves to see what is within and build on it. Joe understands that with art the focus is on the process, not the product. Under his tutelage, hundreds of EA students have discovered that they are painters, sculptors, potters, illustrators, animators, and designers. Several of his students have gone on to become professional artists.

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Sharon Shatkus

After 22 years of fielding telephone calls and questions from parents and students, putting band-aids on skinned knees, booking Learning Plan Conferences, keeping orderly records, and just generally being an enthusiastic cheerleader for all things Elgin Academy, Middle School Administrative Assistant Sharon Shatkus is retiring.

Sharon says she will miss watching middle school students mature into confident high school students who go on to college and careers and eventually become responsible young adults. She will miss her 10,000 plus daily steps around campus, her "amazing boss and faculty," and "wonderful families who create EA's special community."  

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Bill Harris to retire after 25 years at Elgin Academy

Bill has been a stalwart figure in the school's history for many years — June will mark the end of his 25th year teaching seventh and eighth-grade science here at Elgin Academy. A graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Bill taught science at Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland before joining the faculty at Elgin Academy. While at EA Bill has also taught Middle School Physical Education, been a dedicated advisor, chaperoned numerous field trips and trip week treks to various destinations, and coached Middle School basketball and Upper School track.

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Ms. O'Neill to Retire in June 2018

It is with mixed feelings that we announce the retirement of Ann O'Neill, effective at the conclusion of the current school year. For nineteen years, Ms. O'Neill has been a mainstay in the Upper School Mathematics Department. Over the years, Ms. O'Neill has taught just about every math course EA offers, although in more recent years, she has predominantly taught Algebra II, Advanced Placement Calculus AB, and Advanced Topics in Mathematics and Calculus. In these challenging courses, she has created meaningful mathematical experiences for students to encourage critical thinking, foster creative reasoning, and enhance problem-solving abilities.

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