Special honor for a special teacher

Annie Terry (center) has been teaching at Day Nursery for 35 years.  She is pictured here wth her husband, and good friend and fellow teacher Eva Johnson.

Annie Terry (center) has been teaching at Day Nursery for 35 years. She is pictured here wth her husband, and good friend and fellow teacher Eva Johnson.

Tuesday night at the annual meeting, we  honored a teacher for a milestone that we believe no other Day Nursery teacher has accomplished in our 110 year history.  We honored Annie  Terry, of the Day Nursery Ruth A. Lilly Center for 35 years of service to our agency.  How cool is that?  Joining in the celebration was one of Miss Terry’s former students, Danielle Gillum Smith and her mother Thresa Steward.  Danielle spoke about the fond memories she has of her preschool experience at Day Nursery.  She especially wanted everyone to know that Day Nursery is where she discovered her love of color.  She is an instructor of fashion illustration at the Art Institute of Indianapolis and is often seen on TV and around our community in the role of a fashion commentator. Danielle’s mom was kind enough to pass on this picture of Miss Terry’s class in 1984,  Danielle is a bit taller but her smile was just as bright back then as it is today.  That’s her in the striped shirt standing on the far right side. And Miss Terry still looks exactly the same.  I guess hanging out with preschoolers all day is the secret fountain of youth.  Congratulations Miss Terry!

Day Nursery Lilly Center 1984

Thresa Steward listens to her daughter Danielle Smith talk about her fond memories of being a student in Annie Terry's class at the Day Nursery Ruth A. Lilly Center.

Thresa Steward listens to her daughter Danielle Smith talk about her fond memories of being a student in Annie Terry's class at the Day Nursery Ruth A. Lilly Center.

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