The Daily Journal has a lovely piece about BHS English and journalism teacher Linda McLaughlin retiring at the end of the school year after 27 years. Linda taught both of my kids so I've met her at a couple of parent-teacher nights and one kid was on the Burlingame B newspaper staff, so I can appreciate her contributions on both fronts. The piece notes
She began teaching the journalism class 26 years ago when the last advisor for The Burlingame B retired. At the time, she said she knew nothing about journalism but wanted to pick up an extra class so she could stay at the school.
The timing is right for her retirement, McLaughlin said. She plans on spending time with her four grandsons and two step-granddaughters, travel, research the history of Burlingame High for a potential book and read.
I look forward to her end-of-year column for the paper and will try to remember to link to it. The book sounds like a tremendous idea and I know the Historical Society archives will prove very useful. Congrats, Linda!