For many years Darlene Martin has been a fixture at Red River High, and before at Coushatta High School. This week she retired from teaching and was presented a plaque and gifts by fellow teachers and staff.
Martin said, “Today was the day. I have been emotional for months and even more so over the past few days. I am officially retired from teaching. I was honored today with a meal and some special gifts. My plaque and cake honor my school as both Coushatta and Red River High School.
“I have been blessed for the past 33 years as a teacher, 23 1/2 at RRHS. Many thanks to all teachers and students who have been such a wonderful part of my life. My sweet girl, Ava Dickey came to school with her dad today just to support me on my last day.”
Her Principal JC Dickey said, “Today was your last day at RRHS but not you last day making life changing impacts on kids. For 23 years you invested in the kids at Red River and for the last 4 years my own baby girl who you never taught.
“Thank you for being a teacher, thank you for changing lives, thank you for all those things I asked you to do. Love you Mrs. Martin please don’t be a stranger.”
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