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Amy Shoultz: English teacher

West Side Story: “What are your plans after retirement?”

Amy Shoultz: “Well, I’m really not retiring. My husband and I took jobs at an international school in Abuja, Nigeria, so I’m going to be teaching middle school at the American International School of Abuja. We’re leaving at the end of July, and we’re going to be teaching there.”

WSS: “What have been your favorite memories at West?”

AS: “I can’t pinpoint one … I would just say that over the years, the friendships that I’ve formed with the faculty, the other teachers, and the experiences that I’ve had with the students.”

WSS: “What advice do you have for new teachers and students in the district?”

AS: “Work hard. Be kind. Assume the best in others. And when a door closes on you, look for the open window.”

WSS: “Do you have any advice for graduating students at West?”

AS: “Don’t ever forget where you came from. And I’m not even talking just about West as a school but just your roots in your community and your family … You may not realize it now, but the older you get, I think the more you appreciate where you grew up and where you came from, and that you always have that connection.”

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