Floyd Middle Pays Tribute to Teacher Retiring after 38 Years

Floyd Middle declared May 19 as Mrs. Kent Day in honor of Mrs. Jamie Margrabia-Kent. Students and staff dressed in blue in orange in tribute to Kent's fan favorite, the University of Florida Gators.

Floyd Middle declared May 19 as Mrs. Kent Day in honor of Mrs. Jamie Margrabia-Kent’s dedication to the school. Kent served Floyd students for an astounding 38 years but is now retiring, sadly bidding the school farewell.

By just a half of a year, she is the second longest-serving retiring teacher in the district in 2016.

As part of Mrs. Kent Day, Principal Teresa Hargrett read the following proclamation:

Today in Mableton, GA, on Thursday, the 19th day of May, 2016, we recognize a truly dedicated teacher to this community, Mrs. Jamie Margrabia-Kent.  Mrs. Kent chose to teach at Floyd Middle School in 1978 and will retire her services on June 1, 2016.  Whereas 38 years of educational service have been given to the Cobb County School District and all 38 years to Floyd Middle School, we proclaim this day as Mrs. Jamie Margrabia-Kent’s Day.

Principal Hargrett presented the proclamation to Kent during a surprise ceremony in the school cafeteria where students unveiled a special banner thanking Kent for her 38 years of service.

Because Kent is a big University of Florida Gators fan, students and staff donned Gators colors as a surprise on Mrs. Kent Day. Kent also received special “Gator Notes” from her students expressing their thanks.

Thank you Mrs. Kent for your dedication to student success! You are a true inspiration. You may no longer be a teacher in the classroom, but you will always be part of the Cobb Schools family.