Aurora Public Schools bids a heartfelt farewell to the more than 100 employees who retired during the 2018-19 school year. This group collectively served APS for over 2,000 years! We are thankful for their dedication to students, parents, staff and community members. The following are a few retiree highlights:
"One of my most memorable experiences was my trip to Knoxville, TN to the Global Finals of the Destination Imagination tournament with the Rangeview High School team. These students were extraordinary in their imagination, their compassion and their ability to give back to the community. These students helped to run the tournament after they graduated from high school by volunteering to be Challenge Masters. I also was very fortunate to have worked with many amazing people, I am thankful for the many wonderful staff and students I met during my time at APS."
"I have so many memories from teaching at APS over the last 26 years. Perhaps the best have occurred during the time spent in my classroom with the children. They have made every day exciting and fun. Learning about their families and lives outside of school has made me feel as if I am part of their families, if just for a few months. I've worked at Vassar, Side Creek, and Dalton elementary schools. I have made friends who I consider part of my own family at each one. If there is one thing I've learned over the years, it has to be that teachers are the most dedicated, hardest working, and patient people I know! I would like to thank APS for giving me the opportunity to work with such fantastic people!"
Cari Roberts, Aurora Frontier P-8 Principal
28 years in APS
"I have worked in APS my entire career, and there are many memorable moments at each of the schools I have worked at. My most memorable would be working at South on the Arctic Wolf community. We were truly a team who worked together and became great friends outside of work. Thanks for all the memories."