As the last bell rings for the 2015–16 school year, 539 veteran educators and support staff members will mark their retirement from Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS). In total, our 2015–16 retirees have contributed a collective 13,216 years of their lives to education, and a total of 10,342 years to Gwinnett schoolchildren. In fact, 52% (279) of our retirees have worked their entire careers— in the classroom, office, cafeteria, bus, or shop— in this school system. Among this year’s retirees, 200 have 30 or more years of service in education and, of those, 21 have invested 40 or more years in education. Two teachers have been educators for 45 years! Our retirees include 10 principals; a division director; veteran central office leaders; a number of longtime support staff members; and many administrators, classroom teachers, counselors, and media specialists. Whatever their post-retirement plans, we bid a fond farewell to all of our retirees, and we extend our thanks for their service to Gwinnett County Public Schools.