Pupil support assistant Doreen retires after 31 years
FAMILY and friends came together recently to surprise a dedicated support assistant who was retiring after 31 years.
Doreen Robertson started working for the Highland region in 1985 and her friends, family and colleagues recently celebrated her hard work with the surprise party in Kilmallie Hall, Corpach.
Doreen’s daughter Jane said: ‘Family and friends travelled from Ayr, Bathgate and Edinburgh to ensure she took time to celebrate her retirement.’
Doreen mainly worked with young people with additional support needs, spending time at Caol nursery and primary school, Lochyside Primary School, Banavie Primary School and finished her career at the end of 2016 at Lochaber High School. Daughter Jane told The Oban
Times: ‘Despite operations and two hip replacements, my mother remained dedicated to the young people with whom she worked, retiring only after her beloved grand- daughters started primary and nursery school.’
Doreen was delighted with her party when parents of the first pupils she had worked with made an appearance.
Jane continued: ‘What made the night all the more emotional for mum was the presence of the parents of the first pupil she worked with and the parents of one of her last pupils with whom she had worked for many years.’
Doreen Robertson receives flowers from Jackie MacLeod at her surprise retirement party.