It is with mixed feeling that i announce on behalf of Ms Gunawardena's retirement this October 31.14. She has been a staff member her at Rideau for many years and has impacted many students. I have enclosed a quote from a student who recently contacted me upon learning of the retirement.
"I have have now known Mrs. Gunawardena for 7 years now, she started as my grade nine teacher, then my grade twelve teacher and finally was someone who I had the pleasure to learn from while palling for one of her grade nine classes. She has made a great amount of impact in my life. Mrs. Gunawardena truly engages in teaching as a way to help and shape students’ futures. She works everyday to make sure that she impacts and makes a positive difference in all of our lives. She allows us to become the best that we can become, with skills that she either developed even further or was able to watch blossom through her continuos effort. She is not only an excellent math teacher, but also an outstanding human being as she continues to set an amazing example for all students who are lucky enough to cross paths with her: (Former Rideau student graduating class 2009.)
I know you all join me in wishing Mrs. Gunwardena all the best with her future plans .