Longtime Colton teacher retires
Jenny Burns, who has taught in the Colton School District for 25 years, retired the end of the school year. She served the students as the English language teacher and coordinator for the Talented and Gifted program.
In an email, CSD Superintendent Koreen Barreras-Brown wrote: "Jenny Burns is a beacon of hope for her students. I have had the privilege of leading alongside Jenny for the past three and a half years. Even though I've only known Jenny for a brief part of her educational career, it is absolutely evident she is a passionate educator demonstrating authentic relationships with students, families and colleagues. Although she is leaving the Colton School District, her legacy lives on within our inclusive learning environments as we co-teach for all students' success."
Now Burns looks to life after teaching.
"I really don't have specific future plans," Burns said, "other than spending lots of time with my family."
"During the past 25 years, I have enjoyed very, very much the years and experiences I have had working with students and families within the Colton School District," Burns added. "I am very thankful to have been given this opportunity and wish all of my students the best in the future."
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