End of one era
After 40 years as a part of District 833, Liberty Ridge Elementary School third grade teacher Mary Wellman has seen a lot of change. Wellman has seen everything from women teachers being forbidden to wear pants to no outdoor recess to not having specialist teachers.
"I've seen a lot of changes, but the thing that has remained constant is the 8- and 9-year-olds," she said.
Wellman, 62, will be retiring at the end of this year.