This June our school bid farewell to veteran teachers Janet Lasley and Marilyn McCrate along with longtime staff member Lois Mann who each retire after a combined 52 years of service to the CJ community.
Lois, who works as Assistant to the Principal in the Welcome Center, is celebrating 20 years in Catholic education this school year (see all celebrating milestones in 2014). She and her husband Tom have two children, Curtis ‘98 and Keri ‘03, who are both graduates of CJ. In retirement, Lois plans to spend lots of time with her granddaughter and assist her daughter with wedding planning.
Janet has served as an art teacher at CJ for the last 16 years and retires after dedicating a total of 41 years to education. She looks forward to devoting more energy to art and yoga, and spending time with her eight grandchildren and husband Tom, a member of the CJ Board of Trustees.
Marilyn retires after 16 years teaching religion and serving as Assistant Director of Ministry & Service. She and her husband Tom belong to a lay Marianist community and are parishioners at Queen of Apostles. Marilyn intends to set aside the first six months of her retirement for travel, outdoor recreation, and visits with family and friends. Ultimately, she'd like to put her prior experience in social work to use by providing counseling to at-risk children and victims of family violence.
We thank these women for their hard work and dedication, and send our blessings and best wishes in retirement!