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Retiree Tribute: Shirley Johnson

Blake community members were invited to share their memories, thanks and best wishes with this year's retirees including Upper School Mandarin Chinese teacher Shirley Johnson, who has served at Blake for 11 years.

"Learning Chinese under Shirley Johnson was a transformative experience. Actually living and teaching in China now, I am continually surprised at how helpful my high school classes were. The fact that my Chinese sounds Chinese is in large part thanks to my classes at Blake and has been enormously helpful. Best wishes in retirement!" —alumnus, class of 2013