Retirement comes to ARHS
Amherst Regional High School vice-principal Rick d'Entremont will have his last of his 35-year career this Thursday. The school will see d'Entremont and principal Frank Balcom retire, as well as Penny Somers and Mary Williams retire. Raissa Tetanish - Amherst Daily News
AMHERST - Rick d'Entremont will say goodbye to high school on Thursday after 35 years.
d'Entremont, the vice-principal at Amherst Regional High School for the past 10 years, is hanging up his hat.
"I spent 25 years teaching and the past 10 as vice-principal. My whole career has been at ARHS," he said on Tuesday, the day before more than 130 students graduate from their school.
"One of the biggest things to happen during my teaching career was in the 1980s when computers came online," he said, thinking back.
"That had a huge impact in the schools. It was years of settling in because the technology was always changing."
d'Entremont said no one had computer training at the time, so he jumped at the chance to take some computer courses.
"The rest was self-taught. I was interested in it. I got paid to play."
Other retirees this year are principal Frank Balcom, who is on his 37th year in the education system, and teachers Mary Williams and Penny Somers.
For the full story, see Wednesday's Amherst Daily News.