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Adams Elementary School principal to retire

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Gazette staff
March 12, 2011
— Adams Elementary School Principal Catherine “Kitty” Grant plans to retire after 22 years in the Janesville School District.

Grant has been in the district since 1989 serving as principal of Adams, according to a district news release. She was named Administrator of the Year in 1999 and 2009.


Grant has helped Adams have overall survey scores ranked No. 1 in the district, according to the district.


Staff members describe Grant as being supportive of students and staff, according to the district. They said Grant has been caring, sincere and nurturing.


Grant also was described as firm in her discipline with the best interest of students and academics in mind, according to the district.


Parents said Grant is passionate for students and staff, according to the district. They said she has made learning fun for their children.


Grant has helped many students and families throughout the years, according to the district. She has worked with administrators, staff and parents to offer the best learning opportunities.


She has welcomed community members and organizations to her school, according to the district. She has taught a sense of community and citizenship.


Superintendent Karen Schulte said Grant would be missed.


“Kitty has been a light and inspiration to many staff, children and parents,” Schulte said. “I have learned so much from her. She is the epitome of an exemplary elementary principal.”


Grant will retire after this school year.



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