Geiger's Retirement

Journalism Teacher Retires After 35 Years
Posted on 05/17/2017

Longtime Abilene High School journalism teacher Sarah Geiger is retiring. Her career in

education began over 35 years ago, when she was volunteering in a local middle school before going to her job as a newspaper journalist.

“I liked the kids so much that I changed careers,” Geiger says.

She came to Abilene in 1981 to teach English and later worked with the GED program before she began teaching journalism classes at the high school in 2003. Since them she has been in charge of the yearbook and the school newspaper, The Booster, which this year was published both in print form as well as online at http://booster.abileneschools.org/.

Her students have made it all worthwhile.

“I have hundreds of memories of kids who excelled and kids who finally ‘got it’ and kids who gained confidence and kids who figured out what they wanted to do in life,” she says. “These are priceless memories, and I am lucky that I have yearbooks and newspapers that make my memories permanent.”

What will she do with all her free time once the door closes behind her at Abilene High School? She has at least four activities on her bucket list.

“My retirement plans are to create a thousand more digital scrapbooking pages to document my family’s history, and to work in my yard,” she says. “I will reread all my books, and read a lot more. My husband also is retiring, so we may travel more.” 

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