Midway schoolteachers   announce plans to retire

Midway Elementary celebrates the retirements of second-grade teacher Marsha Moore and computer lab teacher Tonya Martin.

Moore has been teaching for 34 years, 25 of which were spent teaching second grade at Midway Elementary.

“I have enjoyed the time I’ve spent teaching here at Midway and have always had a love for teaching,” Moore said. “I enjoy seeing the kids grow and helping prepare them for the third grade, which has always been my goal.”

Moore is married to Harold Moore, who retired from the Tangipahoa Parish School System, and is currently the assistant principal at Trafton Academy. The Moores have two sons, Brett, who is attending Southeastern Louisiana University, and Daryl, a freshman at Louisiana State University. Moore plans to spend her time gardening and spending time with friends and family.

Martin taught for a total of 27 years in grades first through fourth. Most of those years were spent teaching math, science, and social studies. Martin has been with the Midway team for six years, where she has spent four of them running the two computer labs and acting as the publicity person for the school. Martin is a National Board Certified teacher, and was one of the first three teachers in Tangipahoa Parish to receive this title. Martin has mentored National Board candidates through Southeastern and the Take One Program. Mrs. Martin plans to read, relax, and spend more time with family and friends during. She also plans to volunteer at her church, Holy Ghost, and begin playing Bridge again.