This edition of My P-CCS Life chronicles the careers of husband and wife team Clint and Cathy Smiley, two outstanding educators who served our district and its students for a combined 60-plus years. Clint held a variety of positions across the district, but will be best remembered for his tenure as Principal of West Middle School. Cathy spent her entire career with the district as a science teacher at Salem High School, helping students understand and love the scientific world. The Smileys were also district parents, seeing their children graduate from P-CCS. The pair retired at the end of the 2022-23 school year. Listen in as P-CCS Executive Director of Communications and Marketing Nick Brandon explores the Smileys’ journey of life and love for family, education, and each other that has stood the test of time.
My P-CCS Life Smileys Edition
Canton Parkrun has created a weekly 5K run on Canton’s Lower Rouge Trail. 88.1 the Park’s Operations Manager, Avneet Pandher, spoke with Chapter Founder, Event Director and Volunteer Coordinator, Devansh Shende, about the growth of the run.
More people are experiencing the challenges of loneliness, especially senior adults. Jill Engel founded JBE Advantage to provide companionship for older adults. Some may know Jill from her years as the Executive Director of the Partnership for the Arts and Humanities in Canton. Bill Keith recently spoke with Jill about the need for friendship for all people, but especially as we age.
When Adrienne Davis was elected to the P-CCS Board of Education in 2009, she became the first black Board member in P-CCS History. She also worked with P-CCS schools on improving diversity training and inclusion efforts, and sent her children to P-CCS. 88.1 the Park Assistant Manager, John Kreger, spoke with Mrs. Davis about her time on the Board, her work to help students eat healthier meals in school cafeterias, her trip to the White House lawn as a Board member, and her work to help students learn more effectively.
Adrienne Davis My P-CCS Life — Final Edit.
The Plymouth District Library is offering a Summer Reading Program for all community members. 88.1 the Park’s Sydney Capen spoke with Library Director, Shauna Anderson, about the program, the library’s 100th Anniversary and other special programs this summer.