PASCO, Wash. - Longtime educator and Assistant Superintendent Calaine 'Cal' Bacon is retiring, after 30 years with the Pasco School District.
Originally from San Francisco, Bacon began her career in Pasco as a teacher at Edwin Markham Elementary School. She later served as both assistant principal and principal of Mark Twain Elementary, before working her way to the district's headquarters.
Bacon spent the last three years as assistant superintendent where she was responsible for supervising the district's elementary schools, the special education program and the visual and performing arts program.
"Whether it's the students or their families or the staff, they're my extended family," said Bacon. "So, it's going to be very strange, after five days a week of being with all those folks--to have a Monday morning roll around and think, 'what am I going to do?'"
Bacon's official last day as assistant superintendent is June 30th.