One of Cambuslang’s best loved head teachers has stepped down after 18 years.
Patricia Cullion has retired as head teacher of St Bride’s Primary School.
Patricia took up the post of head teacher at the school, located on Tabernacle Street, in 1997.
She previously was assistant head teacher at Sacred Heart Primary School in Bellshill before joining St Bride’s.
She has had a highly successful career as both teacher and head teacher.
As head teacher she always engaged with the local community and church to be involved with the school.
A good example was when the school held a highly successful showcase of the history of the old school building, with photographs and memorabilia from previous years, prior to staff and pupils moving to let the old building be demolished and work begin in building the new school.
She was keen to see through the opening of the new school prior to her retirement and was delighted with the new building and the learning facilities it now provides for children and staff.
She was well loved by staff and pupils of the school, and this was reflected when St Bride’s made a special presentation to her last month to mark her leaving.
Wilma Bain , Head of Education for Cambuslang, Rutherglen and East Kilbride paid tribute to Patricia and said: “Through her leadership she set out to promote excellent, effective learning throughout the school and nursery.
“She was committed to raising the achievement of all children and clearly at St Bride’s she was well respected and liked by children, parents and members of the community.
“Parents, carers and families have always been encouraged to play an important part in their children’s learning
So long Patricia Cullion was well loved by pupils