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After 29 years, Ms. Greeman bids farewell

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Jane Greeman has been with CCPs for 29 years, the last 26 at GRC

Ms. Greeman is the smiling face that always greets you at the front of the counseling office. She is a professional at getting you in to meet with your counselor and bringing a sense of joy and familiarity to GRC.

Unfortunately, it has come time for Ms. Greeman to retire after 29 years in the district and 26 years here at GRC. She is a legend in so many ways and we will miss having her here. 

How long have you been at GRC?

I have been at GRC for 26 years. But I have been in the district for 29 years. I spent two years in the elementary schools, and one year at Phoenix. I have been here at GRC since 1998. 

What kept you here so long?

I was here for 10 years and all of my kids had graduated. But then at that point I was already 10 years into my retirement, so I stayed. And I like being part of the community of Winchester and my job is a lot of fun. 

What are your plans for retirement?

Well I don’t really have any plans right now. I think I’m going to give it a year! I have a business in my home where I sew for people, so I will focus on that. I also have seven grandchildren to take care of, so I will definitely keep myself busy. 

What is your favorite memory from working here?

I enjoy the children. I like to go to the ball games; I like to go to the concerts; I just like to spend time with them. I am very lucky to have gone with the senior class to New York City and Chicago. That was an amazing experience!

What lessons have you learned from being at GRC?

I really have learned lots of things from my time here, from the children especially. It was a surprise to me to see the way that some of our kids live and the things that they have gone through, and how tough it must be for them sometimes. So I always try to treat everyone with kindness and with a smile because sometimes others aren’t treated with kindness. 

How has GRC changed in your time here?

Honestly it has completely changed. When I first started, we were over on Boone Avenue, I was there for 10 years. Then we transferred here to the new building. I mean this place is huge and so beautiful. It is really different from our old building but I love it. 

What do you hope to see continue on in GRC’s future?

Well I think that we need to continue with our desire to be the very best school. We have a lot of things that we can give our kids. The programs that we offer, where students can go out into the world and work as soon as they graduate. Our sports teams and our beautiful sports arenas and facilities are the best in the state. It’s just a great building and I am grateful to be part of such an amazing school. 


Ms. Greeman truly made an impact on each and every person that she met, and each student that she encountered. GRC will certainly be different without her returning next school year, but her joy and love will stay with us.

We wish nothing but the best for Ms. Greeman and are excited to see her next endeavor. Thank you for everything you have done for GRC!

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    Kayla ChandlerMay 15, 2024 at 10:26 am

    I remember Ms. Greenman, and I graduated in 2013. Her smile is contagious. Hope she enjoys her retirement to the fullest!

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    Mary Lou QuertermousMay 15, 2024 at 10:25 am

    Jane, enjoy your retirement! But you will be so busy, you won’t see how you ever had time to work!!! The best to you!!!

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    Cora HeffnerMay 14, 2024 at 8:03 pm

    Congratulations, Jane! I always enjoyed working with you. You are among the best!

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    Karen MontgomeryMay 14, 2024 at 9:25 am

    GRC will miss her. She’s definitely one of the best!!! Congratulations Jane hope you enjoy your retirement!!