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|Knox County Assistant Regional Superintendent of Schools Retires
|A Galesburg man who's been either a teacher or administrator in local schools for the better part of four-decades is calling it a career.
John Delawder has worked under Bonnie Harris in the Knox County Regional Office of Education for the last six years and officially retired from that position Tuesday. But before that, Delawder had been Dean of Students at both Churchill and Lombard Middle Schools, and was a principal at the former L.T. Stone School, among other positions, making for a grand total in education of nearly 39-years.
Delawder tells WGIL he's especially grateful for the opportunity to advocate for the county's teachers at the state capitol. "Being able to go to Springfield and meet with legislators to better give us an idea of what's happening on the local front," Delawder said. "(State Representative) Don Moffitt's been very helpful as well as Senator (Dale) Risinger has helped much. They're both very pro-education, and it's been great to see the involvement they've had."
Delawder, though, says he's missed greatly the day-to-day interaction with students as either a teacher or principal, but was glad to relive those days through organizing the annual Knox County Spelling Bee every year.
As for what he'll do now, Delawder says he and his wife will travel, finish remodeling a house, and "spend more time with the Word of God."
(John Delawder, background, greets family and supporters Tuesday at a reception honoring his retirement as Knox County Assistant Regional Superintendent of Schools. WGIL News Story and Photo by Will Stevenson.)
|06 30 09 by Newsroom
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