Sr. Marcia O'Dea - Retirement & Celebration

After five decades of devoted service and remarkable contributions to our community, we extend our warmest wishes to Sr. Marcia O’Dea as she prepares to embark on her retirement at the end of the 2023-2024 school year. With immense gratitude, please join us as we celebrate Sr. O’Dea’s invaluable presence and legacy at Forest Ridge. 

A letter from
Sr. Marcia O'Dea, rscj

With a heavy, yet thankful heart, I am announcing my retirement from almost 50 years of teaching—and learning—in the educational community of Forest Ridge School. I know I will always treasure the gift I have known in my mission as a rscj educator at Forest Ridge. How blessed I have been to “lift my eyes to the mountain” each morning! It was my joy for so many years to teach English literature and writing and to work with a faculty intent upon educating the “whole student.”

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