What Will Be Your Retirement Speech?

I’ve met Steve Ward (photo up top) a few times, and I’ve heard students rave about him. They say he is an amazing teacher. He recently retired from The Roxbury Latin School and gave an amazing speech.

What would you say at your retirement speech? How can you capture what you’ve experienced in a short talk?

Well, his speech is a great example of some very thoughtful and funny reflections after 40 years at the same school. The last few paragraphs are particularly poignant. I couldn’t find his speech online, and so, I’ve scanned it, and it’s available here. Hope you enjoy it.

They say teaching is a noble profession. I’d have to agree with that after reading the speech. It has been a well-lived life for Mr. Ward.

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