“Don’t think I’ll ever forget you just because I won’t be in school every day,” Principal Susan Bott told her students.
Orchard View Elementary School Principal Susan Bott (right) looks at a banner students signed during an assembly Thursday morning at the school. Bott is retiring after being the school's only principal for the past 13 years. She worked for Frederick County Public Schools for 39 years. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Orchard View Elementary School Principal Susan Bott gets hugs from students Janette Flores Velasquez (left) and Chanaya Jackson Thursday morning at the school. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Principal Susan Bott said goodbye to 400 little faces and the school she helped grow from the ground up at a surprise retirement ceremony on Friday.