Emerson Elementary School principal retiring after 38 years in the district

2014-05-09T00:15:00Z 2014-06-10T18:13:06Z Emerson Elementary School principal retiring after 38 years in the district Montana Standard

Emerson Elementary Principal Evonne Holman — who has worked for 38 years in the district — will retire at the end of the school year.

Holman’s career included the 11 years as Emerson principal and one year as Hillcrest Elementary principal. The other 26 years she spent teaching in self-contained special education, resource room, second, fourth and sixth grades, and in Title I.

Like 12th-graders suffering from a bad case of senioritis, she and good friend Rose Garvey, Ramsay School principal, are counting down the days. Garvey retires this year, too.

Holman can’t wait for the freedom.

“I’m ready for a new adventure in this thing we call life,” said Holman. “I plan to travel, spend time with my grandson and be able to go camping in summer and not necessarily have to worry about coming home for school the next day.”

Her last day is June 24. Students are out June 5.

“I have too much on my calendar to worry about how many days we have left,” Holman added. “There’s no quiet time during the year. That’s the thing about elementaries: no two days are the same. You never know what your days will hold.”

Garvey’s last day is June 20. Ramsay students are out on June 6.

Garvey said even though they work in “ different districts, their friendship has crossed over.

“We’ve grown real close,” said Garvey. “We’re professional and personal friends.”

Copyright 2015 Montana Standard. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

No Comments Posted.

Civil Dialogue

We provide this community forum for readers to exchange ideas and opinions on the news of the day. Passionate views, pointed criticism and critical thinking are welcome. Name-calling, crude language and personal abuse are not welcome. Moderators will monitor comments with an eye toward maintaining a high level of civility in this forum. Our comment policy explains the rules of the road for registered commenters. If you receive an error after submitting a comment, please contact us at editor@mtstandard.com.

If your comment was removed or isn't appearing online, perhaps:

  1. You called someone an idiot, a racist, a dope, a moron, etc. Please, no name-calling or profanity (or veiled profanity -- #$%^&*).
  2. You rambled, failed to stay on topic or exhibited troll-like behavior intended to hijack the discussion at hand.
  3. YOU SHOUTED YOUR COMMENT IN ALL CAPS. This is hard to read and annoys readers.
  4. You have issues with a business. Have a bad meal? Feel you were overcharged at the store? New car is a lemon? Contact the business directly with your customer service concerns.
  5. You included an e-mail address or phone number, pretended to be someone you aren't or offered a comment that makes no sense.
  6. You accused someone of a crime or assigned guilt or punishment to someone suspected of a crime.
  7. Your comment is in really poor taste.
Add Comment
You must Login to comment.

Click here to get an account it's free and quick

mothersdaypromo-tile

Follow the Montana Standard

Montana Videos

The 4:06 – trending topics and hot headlines

Missoulian reporter Kate Haake presents the latest news you need to know about today's headlines in about t…

The 4:06 – trending topics and hot headlines

The 4:06 – trending topics and hot headlines

Missoulian reporter Martin Kidston presents the latest news you need to know about today's h…

Great Butte Businesses

Vote now! Question of the Week

Loading…

Do you think Gov. Steve Bullock should call a special session to revisit the defeated infrastructure bill? Go online to www.mtstandard.com to vote.

View Results