London Elementary School to Unveil Memorial to Remember Mrs. Carol Daniels
Last September, London Elementary School celebrated its first Lemonade Day in honor of the school’s long time principal, the late Carol Daniels. Mrs. Daniels’ personal mantra was, “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” This year the school hopes to celebrate in grand style, while christening a new memorial in her honor.
This year’s festivities will begin on Wednesday, September 12th as the district and community are invited to meet for a short program as the memorial is unveiled. The program will begin at 5 pm and be held just outside the northwest corner of London Elementary School. Those wishing to attend the event are asked to park on the elementary playground lot. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held in the London Elementary auditeria.
This past May, the London City School District Board of Education approved a proposal from a committee of current and retired educators, along with a few select community members to raise and donate funds for a monument in honor of Mrs. Daniels. The monument, which will be located northwest of the flag poles at London Elementary School, will be approximately 6 feet high and will open like a storybook. Inside the “storybook” will be a description of Carol’s life and contributions to London City Schools during her forty-year career.
The project was funded through donations and local fundraisers hosted by the committee. The final fundraiser for the project is a Storybook Character Fun Walk, which will be held on Sunday, September 16th at 1 pm at the elementary school.
About Carol Daniels
Carol Daniels was hired as an elementary teacher in the London City School District in 1976. She briefly left the district to become an administrator at Dohron Wilson Elementary School in Mechanicsburg. Mrs. Daniels returned quickly to LCS as an elementary principal in August of 1988, a position she held until she retired at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. During her time with the district, Carol worked with dozens of administrators, hundreds of staff members, and served as a role model to thousands of students many of whom still reside in London. Carol was recognized as a Jennings Scholar in 1987, but it was her tireless advocacy for the kids of London, which set her apart. While her loss was great, so was her contribution to the London City School District and community.
Posted: Thursday, September 6, 2018