Two long-time members of the NBSS community retired at the end of the academic year in June. Jack Stebbins, known for his booming voice and tendency to break into song, completed his 29th year as a Piano Technology instructor. The inscription on the book presented to him at his retirement party (an antique book of jokes) noted “more than 300 students taught, 1,000 tuning exams given, thousands of jokes told and millions of laughs gifted.”
Also in June, the school community celebrated Sheila Perry, who retired from her position as Director of Corporate and Foundation Support. Sheila came to NBSS as the Interim Director of Development in May 2005 for a six-month term and stayed for ten years. At her send-off party, NBSS faculty, staff, Board Members and friends celebrated her remarkable effectiveness as the Director of Corporate and Foundation Support and her ability to nurture relationships between the school and funding organizations. All who know Sheila will miss her sparkle and her hearty laugh, and hope she travels from her new home in Houston to Boston often.