The Reporter: John Boyd set to retire from Hilliard City Schools
The following story was written by a student on the staff of The Reporter as part of Hilliard Bradley High School’s Journalism Production course.
by Anna Wolfgram Evans, News Editor, and Hailey Wolfe, Student Life Editor
John Boyd has been a long time teacher in the Hilliard City School District; after 16 years teaching Business courses in all three high schools, Boyd will retire at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
Boyd leaves colleagues and students that are grateful for his work at Bradley. John Riggs, a fellow Business teacher at Bradley, described Boyd’s contribution to Bradley: “He is a dedicated professional, hardworking, and a great colleague. We’re going to miss him, but we all are happy for him and wish him well in his retirement.”
As he finishes out the school year, Boyd reflected on what he will miss about teaching. He said, “I don’t think that I’ll miss anything about teaching… I say that because of my grandchildren. I will be teaching them. That’s part of my joy of being with them, to teach them little things as time goes on, like common sense, educational things, and information about themselves. So I’ll still be teaching.”
Boyd’s students agree that his pleasant personality in the classroom was enjoyable during class. Aaron Khaira, sophomore, said, “Mr. Boyd is funny. His sarcasm made class fun.” Sophomore Michael Fidelibus agreed: “He is helpful and positive. He can be silly in class which made it fun.”
Boyd plans to be busy in his retirement: “I plan to travel because I haven’t been able to do that with raising children, and paying their way through college. I also plan to remodel my house, because I have some things that I want to do there. I want to spend as much time as I can with my three grandsons. I’m looking forward to that.”
Congratulations to Mr. John Boyd! Thank you for your years of service!