The Avon community will always be thankful for the chance to have known and worked with Colleen Martin. She was a teacher, coach, mentor, colleague, and friend with an infectious laugh and a humorous wit. Her values defined her objectives as she lived her life without pretense: she was kind, optimistic, energetic, generous, honest, and hard-working. If she saw someone in need, she was there to help. Her solutions to problems were realistic, personalized and welcomed. We will miss everything about her. It is rare that you meet someone who can influence so many for a lifetime.
A gathering of the Avon Middle School Community was held Thursday night, October 17th at 5:30 pm in the AMS Courtyard to celebrate Ms. Martin's life and dedication to her students. Ms. Martin will also be acknowledged as an "Avon Achiever" at the Avon Board of Education meeting which will be held Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the AHS Community Room.Click here to see past stories.