Having spent 29 of her 32-year career in Sherman Elementary School, Mary Christensen is retiring in June.
The well-known and highly regarded principal was a teacher for grades 3, 4, and 5 before becoming the headmistress seven years ago, taking over for Tom Faria.
“I’ve been truly blessed to have had the opportunity to work as a teacher in Sherman School,” commented Mrs. Christensen,reflecting on her almost three decades in Roselle Park, “To then be appointed as the principal of the school that I love is such a tremendous honor. The enthusiastic students, supportive parents, and outstanding faculty and staff at Sherman have made each and every day an extreme pleasure.”
Also thanking the Board Of Education, administrative teams – both past and present – for their leadership and support, Mrs. Christensen said, “My Roselle Park family has provided me with many wonderful memories that I will forever treasure. It’s certainly bittersweet for sure because this is my second home. I’ve always said that I reside in my town but I live in Roselle Park.”
Mrs. Christensen and her husband will be joining the rest of her family out west and stated, “I will actually be riding into the sunset out west in Colorado.”
In addition to seeing Mrs. Christensen in Sherman School, residents will have a last opportunity to see her play for the East in this year East vs. West Basketball game on Friday, March 13th in the Roselle Park High School Auditorium.
The Board Of Education will, once again, form a committee to interview for a new Sherman Elementary School principal starting the 2015-16 school year.