John G. Walker Retires

John G. Walker Retires

By Marilyn Miller

 

 

 

John G. Walker was honored with a retirement dinner at the Beehive Restaurant in Albany, Texas. Mr. Walker taught {{more}}for the Windham School District at the French Robertson Unit for ten years. He enjoyed another seventeen years as a coach and educator in the Panhandle and the Big Country. He retires with a total of twenty-seven years of teaching experience.His retirement party was truly a great one. Here are a few comments from his Co-workers:Carolyn Sims. . . . “I think he’s wonderful. He’s nice to everybody. He’s fair and consistent and he’s honest.”Frank Rose . . .. “He is a highly effective educator and will be truly missed. He also likes to tie it high and let it fly.”Cosme Perez . . .. “He is a person who kept us entertained with stories about his coaching days. He got along with everyone. He is a staunch republican that’s for sure! We had lively discussions on that through the years.”Mary Beth Jones . . .. “He’s a nut…. Fun loving, highly dedicated, and very much a professional. In his own quirky little way he has helped many offenders.”Dean Brooks . . .. “He’s an amazing educator, considerate colleague, fellow rat lover and excellent cook . His unique sense of humor brought joy to the work place and he was instrumental in making our professional team a cohesive one.”Ruben Gillespie, Principal . . .. “He was a good teacher. We’ll miss him.”James Anderson, Security . . .. “It was a pleasure to work with Mr. Walker. He always had a pleasant attitude. I will always remember him and I wish him good luck and an enjoyable retirement.”Darla Neeper, Librarian . . .. “His class was always real nice and quiet in the library as if he had threatened them beforehand.”Gary McGee . . .. “John Walker is the caliber of employee that all employers seek but rarely find…a person that is responsible, dependable, honest, loyal and a team player. No, John did not pay money under the table for these words. He is all the above and more. I feel fortunate to have worked with and been associated with John Walker. He can always count on me to be a friend.”Joan Dean . . .. “John Walker is one of those unique individuals who motivates with wonderful stories, and his great sense of humor.”Jody Page . . .. “He is clearly the consummate jokester, the entertaining conversationalist, an avid reader, a motivated life long learner, and a great and godly friend. It’s no surprise he is an outstanding teacher who will be greatly missed.Ronald Nelson . . .. “He was an inspiration to me and he made my transition from a maintenance worker to a teacher enjoyable. He was a great mentor.”A special note from vocation . . .”John, a.k.a. , In the spirit of your fellow stooges – woo – woo – woo – woo – woo! Have a great retirement. Your brothers and friends, David, a.k.a. , Danny, a.k.a. , and Ron, a.k.a. . We certainly appreciated your dry sense of humor.”Mr. Walker takes with him the memory of a good place to work and a good team of co-workers.In parting . . ..Now that your teaching days are done, and you’re looking for other ways to have fun,There is plenty of yard work and lawns to mow. We’ve heard of exciting places you’ll go.There is a whole big future ahead of you. You’ll have time to complete that list called “Honey Do”.You’ve reached that age and point in time…When you can do and say what’s on your mind.And we’ll know you’ve had a good golf game when you say, Hey! I found more balls than I lost today!Ah, Retirement!