Dorchester Public School is losing one of its finest.
After more than three decades as a fixture of Dorchester education, Larry Burrows is retiring.
Burrows announced his retirement this past school year and celebrated with a retirement party held last Friday, May 19, the last day of school.
Burrows came to Dorchester Public Schools in 1985 and has been there for 32 school years, teaching multiple generations of junior high students.
Over the years, Burrows not only taught in the classroom, he was involved in the community as a junior high and high school coach and community volunteer, touching and influencing hundreds of young lives.
He also lived in Dorchester throughout his time as a DPS teacher, setting a strong example. (The Times has long advocated that long-tenured educators and administrators employed by the school district should reside within the district because -- well, it's the right thing to do, if at all possible.)
We send our heartiest congratulations to Larry Burrows for his successful teaching career, and we profoundly thank him for his dedication to Dorchester and its young people.
Enjoy a well-deserved retirement!