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ARTICLE: Mrs. Day to Retire - By Cynthia Malicoat

posted May 13, 2016, 12:18 PM by Dan Thompson   [ updated May 13, 2016, 12:31 PM ]


After devoting 40 years of teaching to the Cyril Schools, Mrs. Day decided to retire and start a new chapter in her life.  She began her teaching career in 1976.  She has taught approximately 800 students reading, writing, and arithmetic.  She has applied hundreds of band aids, tied countless number of shoes, and dried numerous tears.


She followed in her mother’s footsteps to become a teacher.  Her mother also taught at Cyril.  


One of the funniest memories was when she handed out notes to the girls to ask them to become a part of the Brownie organization.  So the next morning, one of her little boys brought enough chocolate brownies for the class.  When Mrs. Day questioned him to as why he brought them, he said, “ You told us to bring brownies.”


During her 40 years of teaching, she has seen many changes in education.  It has gone from teaching the basics, to teaching many new areas, such as bullying and drug education. The paper work has also greatly increased.


Some of her most memorable occasions were when she received the honor of Teacher of the Year and when the yearbook was dedicated to her.

She has enjoyed working with children and watching them grow academically. 


One of the things she wants all her past students to remember is “You can be anything you want to be if you work hard enough”! Also, if you want to be good at reading, you have to practice!


She is going to miss teaching and the students.  She hopes to travel some and spend time with friends and her family.


-By Cynthia Malicoat

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