By Nicolas Dahbar
Matrix Staff Writer
Issue XXXVIII: Issue 4: Page 4
As many people might know, this year, art teacher Martie Rector says goodbye after teaching for 35 years.
“I’m excited to move on to my next career,” Rector said.
Rector is a well-known and beloved teacher here at Athens High School. After teaching for 28 years at Morrison-Gordon Elementary, she began her career at AHS. The seven years she has been teaching here will stay not only in her memories, but in many of her student’s memories as well.
“The best thing about teaching is getting to know so many students and co-workers over the years. When I transferred to AHS I was intimidated by all the new technology, but my students were really helpful and taught me so much about Photoshop and photography. They have been great!” Rector said.
Despite all of the professionalism towards her career, Rector added that she hopes to pursue a career as “a part time NASCAR driver and a Victoria Secret swimsuit model.”
Undoubtedly teaching for 35 years is an achievement worthy of celebrating, but what no one yet knows is what is going to happen with her classes.
“We don’t know yet if some art classes are going to be cut, and who’s taking over her classes as well. It’s up to the art department,” Principal Meek said.
“Mrs. Rector and I are always laughing. There is never a dull moment in her class. She not only has the best teaching style, but she has the best clothing style for a teacher,” Senior Codi Butcher said. “I’m so glad she made it through teaching my senior year. I send all my love to her.”
Such nice words that represent the love that most of her students have for her truly show Rector’s commitment as a teacher.