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May 19, 2017

5 Friday Fauquier factoids: School system retirees

Marshall Middle School teacher Preston Barbour had worked 46-1/2 years in education, the longest tenure among this year's county school system retirees.
Coleman Elementary School teacher Liz Goodson will retire after 45 years.
Cedar Lee Middle School Head Custodian John Thomas will retire after 43 years.
Fauquier County Public School system employees will retire this year.

Among those 46, these three have the longest tenures:
• Preston Barbour, a sixth-grade history teacher at Marshall Middle School, with 46-1/2 years.

• Liz Goodson, a third-grade teacher at Coleman Elementary School, with 45 years.

• John Thomas, the head custodian at Cedar Lee Middle School, with 43 years. 

Reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation of adults to Fauquier’s Social Services Department last year.

Of total, the department staff determined that 325 adults — 83.5 percent — required help.

Calls last year to Fauquier’s 9-1-1 dispatch center.

Working 12-hour shifts, dispatchers — a minimum four per shift — handle emergency calls from sheriff’s deputies, Warrenton police officers, fire and rescue workers and citizens.

The number of parking tickets Warrenton police officers issued in fiscal 2016, which ended last June 30.

People in Fauquier County have completed Youth Mental Health First Aid training.

The day-long course trains parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors and others how to help an adolescent (12 to 18 years old) experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or crisis. 

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Pam Lawson · May 20, 2017 at 5:19 pm
Preston Barbour made a lasting impression on not just me but every student he crossed pathes with. Not just a great teacher an amazing human being. No matter the time that has passed since you were his student he always greets you with a hug and lots of love. My heart is sad for the students who won't get to experience a Mr. Barbour classroom. Enjoy your retirement my friend. We love you!!!!
Stacie Griffin · May 19, 2017 at 7:42 pm
Thank you Mr. Barbour, Ms Goodson and Mr. Thomas for your commitment and dedication to the children of Fauquier County. Yiu have changed the lives of thousands of children through your teaching, your guidance, and by example. We wish you much happiness in your retirement and please know that we are grateful for your service.
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