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Basalt teachers honored for 127 years of service

Aspen Times Staff Report

Four teachers who are retiring after 127 combined years of service and a principal who is moving away were honored by the Basalt Town Council this week for their dedication to the community.

“All have been extremely influential in our town, and we are all better for their many years of loyal service,” said a town proclamation. “Thank you all for your dedication, courage and commitment. We appreciate you more than we can say, and we wish each of you the beautiful future you have earned and deserve.”

Each of the educators received a plaque expressing the town government’s appreciation.

Mary Ann Morning is retiring as a counselor in Basalt Middle School after 27 years of service. Sally DeWolfe is retiring as a sixth-grade teacher with 30 years of service.

Those honored from Basalt Elementary School were Carolyn Stott, who is retiring after a 32-year career, and Anita Greybar, who taught music for 21 years at Basalt and has taught 38 years total.

Middle school Principal Gary Halstead was also honored. He has taken a position on the Front Range.

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The town proclamation said he has “left his indelible mark of compassion and excellence with all the students in his care.”

Basalt Elementary School is hosting a reception for Stott and Greybar from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The party will be in the all-purpose room.

Rather than gifts, participants should bring expressions of appreciation or photos.

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