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"Goodbye" to Three of our Family Members

Mrs. Lisa Cowan, Mrs. Patty Antle and Ms. Pam Jones

Mrs. Lisa began her teaching career in Lyon County, Kentucky in 1988.  In 1990 she came back home and began teaching kindergarten at Shepherd Grade Center.  After fourteen years in kindergarten and a brief stint in 3nd grade, she moved to a Title 1 collaborative teacher position at Shepherd.  Mrs. Lisa plans to work with her mother at Anna's Garden Center in Russell Springs and substitute teach.  She is also looking forward to spending more time with her husband Darrell, daughters Brooke and BreAnna and her son-in-law Chase Coffey.  "ACES sure is going to miss Mrs. Lisa, aka DJ Jazzy Lisa.  We will miss seeing her smiling and positive face at ACES.  Rest assured that anything that Mrs. Lisa did, she did it with that huge smile and heart leading the way," says Mr. Steve Burton, ACES Principal.

Ms. Pam Jones began her teaching career at Knifley Grade Center in 1990, where she taught kindergarten students for several years before becoming a Title 1 collaborative teacher in 1997.  Upon the closure of Knifley, she moved to ACES where she has continued in the Title 1 program.  Mrs. Jones grew up in a family of educators.  Her father Joseph Parnell taught at Adair County High School and her mother, Norma Jean Parnell, worked in the school office at Colonel William Casey.  It only seemed natural that she and her sister Ann Parnell Marr would continue that tradition and become educators.  She is not sure what she will do after retirement but plans to do "whatever I want to do, whenever I want to do it."   "Wow!  I don't know what life at ACES will be like without Ms. Jones.  Ms. Jones has definitely been the glue that has held ACES together.  We wish Ms. Jones nothing but the best in the next chapter of her life," states Mr. Steve Burton.

Mrs. Patty Antle began her career with the Adair County School District as a substitute janitor at Colonel William Casey School before becoming a full-time employee in 2002.  She soon transitioned to the classroom and became an instructional assistant at John Adair Intermediate School.  She then moved to ACES in 2006 and has worked with Mrs. Missy Garmon in the resource room for the past eleven years.  Mrs. Patty says that the years have "just flew by" and that it is hard for her to retire because she will miss the students and her co-workers.  Mrs. Patty plans to spend her retirement enjoying more time with her husband Larry and her extended family.  "ACES is, so, going to miss Mrs. Patty.  Mrs. Patty has a heart of gold and has poured her heart out to our students for a long time.  Our kiddos are sure going to miss that big heart and smile.  You could always count on Mrs. Patty to do whatever was necessary for any kid.  We want to wish Mrs. Patty the best of luck in the next chapter of her life," say Mr. Steve Burton.

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