Lily Rupprecht presents teacher Joan Dowd with a memory jar created by the students to commemorate her 40th anniversary.
Joan Dowd celebrated her 40 years of teaching with a Mass with students, family and friends. First row, from left, are Julie Dowd, Kevin Dowd, Michael Dowd, Joan Dowd, Ann Baker and Brian Dowd. Second row: Kathy Gilmartin, assistant superintendent of diocesan schools; Melissa Skutack, principal of Holy Rosary School; Joyce Piechota and the Rev. Don Williams, director of vocations and seminarians.
Students, faculty, family and friends recently celebrated Joan Dowd’s 40th year of teaching in the Diocese of Scranton. Dowd began her teaching career at St. Mary’s Assumption School in Pittston and currently teaches second grade at Holy Rosary School. Dowd was honored at the back to school liturgy.