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Share Your Memories of Barton's Principal

Steve DeLapp will retire at the end of this school year.

As many have probably heard, long-serving Principal Steve DeLapp is retiring at the end of this school year. But when we recap his tenure in a story later this month, we want to know what he means to you—did DeLapp change your life? Do you have funy stories about him? What's he like to interact with as a parent or a teacher?

If you've run a school for 20 years, you're likely to leave a few lasting impressions here and there—and we want to hear them! Leave your memories in the comments section below. Make sure to use your full, real name and your relationship to Barton Open, please!

tdaniels March 07, 2012 at 05:03 PM
I will never forget Steves rabble rousing speeches every year at the parent Info night. He made you excited about progressive education and the importance of valuing all types of learners. So important for shaping my child, and my parenting! Leading all school songs with his guitar, reading loving tributes to students for all kinds of achievements that inspire on Lake Day, and not the least for galvanizing us parents a few years back, to help save Barton School from the district/neighborhood proposal that threatened the loss of our wonderful school building on Colfax. I am so glad I got to know Steve and have him in our family’s life for 8 years! I miss him, the Barton teachers and Barton’s philosophy as we move onward into the high school years...! Thanks for the memories, Steve. Terrell Daniels, mom of Ming Montgomery

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