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Caldwell follows Reese into retirement

Shortly after Principal Bill Reese announced his retirement, Bobby Caldwell also announced that this would also be his last year at Thomson High School.

Mr. Caldwell has been an assistant principal for nine years and said he felt that it was a good time for him to leave.

"I'm going to miss Mr. Caldwell; he looked out for me whenever I was in trouble," Freshman Anthony Erwin said.

According to Anthony and other students, Mr. Caldwell has always been very friendly and helpful. He has been available when students needed help with a locker, getting stuck food out of the vending machine and a variety of other things.

This year Mr. Caldwell also served as head coach of the boys JV basketball team. He showed that he wasn't just a great mentor, but also a great coach in his ability to teach players self-discipline and the determination to do anything they want in life.

Coach Thomas was happy to know that the younger guys would have someone to direct them in the same path is which he was leading.

Mr. Caldwell said the things that he is going to miss most at THS are the wonderful people here.

"It's a great place to work. I'm going to miss the honesty and integrity of my co-workers, their enthusiasm and contagious spirit, and the opportunity to interact with the students," Mr. Caldwell said.

The thing Mr. Caldwell said he has most enjoyed in his leadership position at THS is the ability to serve others at school.

"The thing I enjoy most about being assistant principal is the opportunity to serve others, working with students, teachers, other administrators and liaisons working for positive changes in people and institutions," Mr. Caldwell added.

After retirement Mr. Caldwell said that his plans were, "to seek the meaning of life, my life in particular while trying to enjoy, embellish and serve."

"I also plan to work harder trying to do the right thing," he added.



Web posted on Thursday, April 1, 2004


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