Gregg Kowalski retires from Stedman Elementary


Photo courtesy of Gregg Kowalski

Gregg Kowalski addresses the Class of 2018 at their graduation ceremony.

After 22 years of teaching at Stedman Elementary School, Gregg Kowalski is heading into a whole new world of learning-retirement.

Kowalski could be found packing up his classroom last Monday morning, taking down inflatable planets and Tibetan prayer flags, moving well-used couches to other classrooms, and organizing shelves full of books that he will leave for the teacher taking his place next year.

"It feels surreal. It's almost like I have to invent myself again, like being born again, because there's so much, there's so many possibilities that it's kind of intimidating," Kowalski said.


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