McKinley and Richards retire from SUIMA

Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy instructors and tribal elders, Georgia McKinley and Glenda Richards have retired from their careers in education after many successful years. On Tuesday, May 31 the two were honored for their contributions, hard work, and inspiration to tribal students throughout the years. Families, friends, and associates held a surprise celebration for McKinley and Richards at Mr. D’s restaurant, south of Ignacio, and each were given new scarves and beaded medallions as parting gifts. Richards’ career in education spanned 14 years, while McKinley is retiring after a 44-year career.
Photo Credit: Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
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