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10/17/2019 12:18:00 AM
Lowder Elementary Is Scene Of Special Reunion
Generations of teachers, students bring education full circle
From the left at Lowder Elementary are Cindy Moore Hatley, Principal Scott Carpenter, teacher Kendall Webb and her 6-year-old daughter, Delaney Webb.
(Photos Courtesy Scott Carpenter)

From the left at Lowder Elementary are
Cindy Moore Hatley, Principal Scott
Carpenter, teacher Kendall Webb and
her 6-year-old daughter, Delaney Webb.

(Photos Courtesy Scott Carpenter)

Third-Grade Teacher Kendall Webb 
Third-Grade Teacher Kendall Webb 

Thomas Lark
Staff Writer

LINCOLNTON, N.C. –– At S. Ray Lowder Elementary School, things have neatly come full circle.

How? As Principal Scott Carpenter explained this week, it’s a phenomenon longtime educators often experience. You might call it the Mr. Chips syndrome. In the famous book and its two film adaptations of the same name, the titular character begins by teaching a generation of youngsters at an English boys’ school. Chips is so successful as a teacher and his career so long-lived that he ends up teaching the boys’ sons and even their grandsons.

And similarly so it is at Lowder Elementary, as Carpenter noted when he posed for a picture with LES third-grade teacher Kendall Webb and her daughter, Delaney, on the recent occasion of her sixth birthday, and veteran teacher Cindy Moore Hatley, who was subbing at LES that day.

Carpenter revealed that Hatley was his first-grade teacher at the former South Aspen Street Elementary, and she later retired from Lowder Elementary. And the principal added that he had the privilege of teaching Mrs. Webb when she was his student in the sixth and eighth grades at Lincolnton Middle, more than 20 years ago.

“The historical part of this picture,” said Carpenter, “is that it is unusual to have so many generations working together and the scene behind the story.”

He spoke further about the old South Aspen Street Elementary.

“The school burned in the ’80’s,” he revealed, adding of teaching Webb, all those years ago, “It is unusual to teach students twice in middle school. Today, Mrs. Webb works for me at S. Ray Lowder, and I am her daughter’s principal. A lot of generations here!”

And that, Carpenter concluded, is just a part of what makes Lincoln County and its school system so strong.

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