Words cannot express how thankful I am to each and every one of you that has shown support. From your signatures on the petition, your words of encouragement, shock, and disbelief - to talking on my behalf at the school board meeting. I am grateful for it all.

Being dismissed after 30 years because of the technicality of not being tenured was hard to take. What is even harder is the reason I was given, "specifically lack of pupils". 

Despite the choices that have been made by the Administration and School Board lately, I believe the community of Spring Grove will keep working together and continue to make our town a wonderful place to live.

I know my reputation and I will be fine. That was made apparent when community members offered to pay my salary! How many people can say that? Just one of the many reasons I love Spring Grove!

My plans for this fall are unsure at the present. I do know however, that I will continue to work with children in some capacity.

Again, thank you so much for all the support you have given.

I truly appreciate it!

Betty Johnson