Celebrating Sandy Pride

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After 41 years as an educator, Sandy Pride will be retiring from teaching. Sandy has taught for a total of 41 years with the last 31 years at St. John Lutheran. Her first year at St. John she was a third grade teacher and has been a first grade teacher the past 30 years.

Sandy completed her undergrad degree at Concordia Seward and her masters at IUPUI. She says she is thankful for the support her family has given her and the sounding board they've been. She's also appreciated the prayers she's received from colleagues and school families.  

Sandy said, "I have always felt that St. John has treated me as a professional. God has blessed me and has been my anchor even on those days I may not have been as prepared as I should have been. He's also blessed me with many students who have become friends over time. I thank God for the good health He has given me and the ability to adjust and the words to use in whatever situation has arisen in the classroom."  

After she retires she plans to travel, attend grandchildren’s events, make a dent in the stash in her craft room, walk and ride her bike. You will continue seeing her serving on St. John's AV team at the 10:25 service and special events. And she hope everyone will keep honking their horns as they go by her house.

Feel free to share your favorite memories, thanks and congratulations for Sandy in the comments section below. 

And please join us for an open house honoring Sandy Pride on Sunday, May 22nd in The Commons from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 


Ellen West on May 16, 2016 8:40pm

Thank you, Mrs. Pride for giving my girls these words of wisdom....."you get what you get and you don't throw a fit!" Words to live by! Happy retirement!

Is Mrs. Vowel retiring also?

Lori Reno Howard on May 19, 2016 3:42pm


Where do I begin? There are so many things that you have contributed to St. John, not only as a teacher, co-worker, but friend. You brighten up the hallways with your words of wisdom, enthusiastic corrections of bad behavior, and witty comebacks! I love that you share funny things that happen throughout the day and truly have a passion for your career. I know this isn't good bye, but it really won't be the same without your fun loving energy. Thank you for teaching my kids accountability at an early age and being such a fun 1st grade teacher for them. I love you to pieces! Happy retirement and God bless you in your future endeavors


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