Beloved teacher Mrs. D’Imperio retired

Mr. Bennett (superintendent), Mrs. D'Imperio and Mr. Gregory (SUT co-president and fellow teacher).
Mr. Bennett (superintendent), Mrs. D’Imperio and Mr. Gregory (SUT co-president and fellow teacher).
Mr. Gregory read the following over the loud speaker as staff and students celebrated the teaching career and retirement of Mrs. D’Imperio on Friday, January 27, 2023.

In September of 1999, Mrs. Trish D’Imperio began her illustrious career as an English teacher here at Schenevus Central School.

Over the course of her tenure here, Mrs. D, as she is affectionately called by her students, has been more than just a teacher to most. Sure… She taught the classics of American literature, has been well versed in the teen reading scene, always able to recommend a great book to anyone who asked… especially her middle school crowd. She has edited thousands of  papers and letters for students and staff alike and who can forget the way she has taught us all to remember  that  “a lot”  is actually two words and not one. Just look at the ripped piece of construction paper on the opposite sides of her chalkboard. 

Our Mrs. D is a role model for students both in and out of the classroom. She has served as class advisor, media club advisor, and has led numerous book clubs. She’s chaperoned countless proms, dances and trips.  Her compassion and empathy for all of her students and colleagues is unmatched. She has supported students in fundraising efforts, attended sporting events, plays and concerts and also provided food and beverages to her classes on a regular basis. Seldom angry or cross, our Mrs. D is a model for all that is good and right in humanity. She is a social activist who has always  taught students to stand up for what is right no matter what the cost. 

Mrs. D will close and lock her classroom door for the last time this afternoon. Drawing an end to this chapter of her almost twenty five year teaching career. As she transitions to a much deserved retirement in the South, Mrs. D…we hope you will always remember….You may wander or these mountains, you may travel to the sea, you may pitch your tent in Greenland, you may lodge in Italy, but or all this great wide country you may try your very best, but you’ll never find a high school like our dear old DCS. We all wish you the very best in your retirement. You will be missed immensely.