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Mr. Bill Breckenridge Retires After 39 Years in Public Education

Mr. Breckenridge and Mrs. Gaddy pose on horses in front of Stallings Elementary, "Home of the Stallions!"

On Monday, June 11, 2012 Mr. Bill Breckenridge was honored at a luncheon hosted by the Stallings Elementary PTO and staff. Mr. Breckenridge is the principal of Stallings Elementary and will retire this summer. Mr. Breckenridge opened up Stallings Elementary in August of the 2008-2009 school year. 

Mr. Breckenridge has been in the public education business for 39 years, 36 of those years were spent in Union County Public Schools. Mr. Breckenridge grew up in Pittsburgh and went to the University of West Virginia. After graduation he taught science in 9th grade at a West Virginia school that he did his student teaching. As fate would have it, Mr. Breckenridge accepted an invitation from a friend to visit North Carolina and the rest is history. From there Mr. Breckenridge moved to Union County schools and has been a teacher, assistant principal and principal in those 36 years.

Mr. Breckenridge has managed to build a great foundation at Stallings Elementary School for Mrs. Laura Gaddy, who will take over as principal after his retirement.  Mr. Breckenridge will be missed, but he has left a legacy that will not be forgotten. Mr. B. has said that retirement will give him the freedom to try some hobbies like woodworking, golf and yard work. He also hopes to volunteer in the community and travel as well. We wish our principal, Mr. Bill Breckenridge, the very best in his well deserved retirement. Congratulations, Mr. B.!



Written by: Janice Deane
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 by Janice Deane

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