Duroe, Christina -Morris Teacher to Retire- 1963
Morris Teacher Plans To Retire
MORRIS---Mrs. Francis J. Duroe, who will complete 41 ½ years of teaching service in New York State schools this June, has announced her retirement at the end of this school year.
Mrs. Duroe, currently a fifth grade teacher in the Morris Central School, began her teaching in the rural schools of Otsego County in 1914. Her first assignment was in the Wing District, Town of Morris.
After one year there, she taught successively in the district schools at Naylor's Corners and Butts' Corners. After taking a year off to study at the Oneonta Normal School, she went to Corinth where she taught for four years.
Mrs. Duroe was inactive during the period of 1923-1930 while her family was growing up. Her two children, Frances Jane (now Mrs. John Gobel), and John, both graduated from Morris Central School. In 1931 Mrs. Duroe returned to teaching. She taught in the Buck School four years, Garrattsville one year, and in 1936 came to Morris Central School where she has been until the present. Her total years of service is 41 ½ years.
Mrs. Duroe graduated from Morris High School, class of 1913, and the Morris Training Class in 1914. She also graduated from the Oneonta Normal School and has studied at Hartwick College, State University College at Oneonta, Columbia University, University of California at Los Angeles, Syracuse University, and Penn State University.
A special night honoring Mrs. Duroe will be held in the Morris Central School on Saturday, May 15 at 8 p.m.
A program jointly planned by the Parent Teachers Association and the Faculty Association will feature talks by former Supervising Principals of Morris Central School. Planning to attend are Paul Benedict, now surpervising principal of Vestal Central School, William Griffith, dean of Colgate University, and Lynn Secor, currently supervising principal at Cobleskill. This program is open to the public, and all friends and former pupils of Mrs. Duroe are urged to attend.
Mrs. Duroe and her husband Frank reside on their farm in the town of New Lisbon.