Hawthorne Elementary first-grade teacher Cindy Shahan was surprised at her home Thursday afternoon by a retirement parade oragnized by parents of her students. Shahan has taught for 35 years and educated more than 1,300 students. - Tyler Julson/Albert Lea Tribune
Numerous cars with waving students drove by Shahan's house to wish her a happy retirement. She said she was sad to retire during a pandemic but was happy that she got to celebrate with her classroom families and staff throughout the year. - Tyler Julson/Albert Lea Tribune
Firetrucks with their sirens and lights on led the way through the neighborhood and past Shahan's house. In her 30 years for Albert Lea, she has taught kindergarten, first and second grades. - Tyler Julson/Albert Lea Tribune
Shahan said he wanted to congratulate this years seniors, saying "You have weathered a terrible storm and this will only make you stronger." - Tyler Julson/Albert Lea Tribune
About Tyler Julson
Tyler Julson covers sports for the Albert Lea Tribune.