All she ever wanted to be was a teacher. And all she ever wanted to do was teach in her hometown of Peabody. Now, 41 years later, after being a memorable and positive influence on generations of kids, this terrific educator is retiring at the end of January.
Most recently, Maryellen served as principal at the South School, but before that she spent her entire teaching career on the elementary school level in Peabody.
I’m just one citizen, one taxpayer, but from the bottom of my heart, I thank her for her service.
Here’s a nice take on her story from the Peabody Patch