Stella Edwards

Position: Secretary School: Colebrook Academy

School District: Colebrook School District / School Administrative Unit #7

City, State: Colebrook, New Hampshire

About the Nominee: Stella Edwards was nominated by her principal, Mark Fiorentino.

Stella Edwards recently began her 38th year working at Colebrook Academy. She has worked for seven principals including her nominator, Mark Fiorentino, and has truly given her life to her school, district, and community. Upon the completion of the 2016-2017 school year, Mrs. Edwards will be retiring, taking a vast amount of knowledge with her.

This knowledge spans more than three generations of students entering the halls of Colebrook Academy. Her presence has transcended into the community; many students have gone away, only to come back and realize Colebrook is a pretty neat place to live and raise a family. Students know her by Stella, not Mrs. Edwards, because that is how they have been brought up by their parents. Principal Fiorentino says that when writing about a LifeChanger, she is the person who comes to mind. He thinks about what she does on a daily basis under his tenure, such as taking notes and making phone calls, and can only imagine how much she's done for those that came before him.

While serving as the secretary to the principal, Mrs. Edward's job entails being the office manager, preparing students to sign up for drivers ed., and serving as a part-time nurse, substitute coordinator, and sounding board for students, staff and administrators. She has put in countless hours tracking and calculating grades so that report cards and warnings go out on time. Most importantly, she has been like a surrogate mother to the students and staff. Mrs. Edwards is the matriarch of Colebrook Academy; she has touched countless lives throughout the years she has spent at the school!

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