Beloved teacher retires after 28 years

THE distinguished career of beloved Glass House Mountains State School staff member, Mrs Keren Frohloff, will end at the completion of the current school term.
Keren has devoted her time and talents to the school for more than 28 years and is the longest serving teacher in the 115-year history of the school – a significant achievement.

She has witnessed numerous changes at the school and taught hundreds of students, even welcoming past students who return years later with their own children to start their learning journey.
During her almost three decades at the school, her involvement and influences have been substantial. As an early years teacher, she successfully led the preschool program and the transition to prep when it was introduced to the school.

Keren maintained her involvement in early years education as a year 1 teacher and continued to assume a leadership role within the sector. She introduced a number of initiatives including the perceptual motor program, speech language screening program, the junior sports days and the school’s Early Years Expos. For the past three years she has been the head of department – curriculum.

Deputy principal Stephen Hall said Keren’s successes at the school were many and varied. However, he said her greatest achievements were found in the qualities she always brought to her job.
“Honesty, integrity, kindness, loyalty and diligence have been evident throughout her time with us and will be her lasting legacy,” Stephen said.
“We all wish Keren a wonderful and well-deserved retirement to travel, pursue hobbies and enjoy family and friends.”
Thank you, Mrs Frohloff.