Nick McWilliams reporting – An outgoing teacher in the Claymont City School District was recognized during the board of education’s latest meeting.

Richard Page, who has spent the last 41 years in education, more than 30 of which has come while at Claymont, is set to retire at the end of the 2022-23 school year.

Superintendent Brian Rentsch thanked Page for his years of service to the district and in educating young minds overall.

“I will say this. I don’t know if I’ve ever found somebody who has a passion for kids more than Rich. He’s always kept that at his center. I want to commend Rich, and thank him for his service to Claymont.”

Page was not in attendance at the meeting, and was assisting with dismissal

In other recognition news from the district, middle school student Saxon Giumenti was recognized for their regional Spelling Bee runner-up finish, and being named as an alternate for the National Spelling Bee.

Claymont’s Middle School Student Council was also recognized for volunteer work with the Twin City food pantry.

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