On Friday, August 31, Mrs. Emerson walked into the doors of RCHS for the last time after 31 years. Mrs. Emerson has now retired as a faculty/staff member of RCHS. She has been a huge attribute to our school and has helped guide so many students to success.
Mrs. Emerson began her teaching career at RCHS where she taught math. She taught everything between pre-algebra and calculus before becoming a guidance counselor. I have recently sat down with Mrs. Emerson to discuss the past 31 years she has had at RCHS. Each year was jammed pack with memories that will be in her heart for the rest of her life.
Mrs. Emerson happily let me know that this job was her first love and she enjoyed working with each student. Her favorite memories at RCHS include watching her son graduate, watching her parents coach basketball, and being able to teach alongside her mom for a few years. She also loved seeing kids who had little to no encouragement to succeed in their life walk across the stage and get their diploma.
To say Mrs. Emerson will miss RCHS is an absolute understatement. One of the things she will miss the most is the interactions she had with students and faculty/staff. As for regrets, she has none. “Try your best as you go, that’s all you can do,” Mrs. Emerson stated.
Her next steps in life will be focusing on her family. She is so excited to spend more time with her family! She is ready to spoil her grandkids, ages four and eight in every way possible. Spending more time with her son is also something she is ecstatic about. As for activities, she has recently begun a dance class with her daughter and is eager to grow and become better.
Mrs. Emerson will always cherish her time here at RCHS. She has helped students overcome huge obstacles, along with gaining an army of friends. “There’s nothing like being a Laker,” Mrs. Emerson said while she smiled from ear to ear. RCHS won’t be the same without Mrs. Emerson! We wish her the best as she takes on a new adventure in life!