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Collinsville, Oklahoma
June 1, 2007
Tommy Nichols Retirement
Herald Elementary Principal Worked For Collinsville Schools 1974 Through 2007
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Tommy Nichols was surprised by a retirement reception today at Herald Elementary where he has been principal for many year. One of the gifts he received today was a painting of President George Washington that hung for many years in Collinsville's Washington school building where Nichols had also served as principal.
The room was full of current and former teachers and staff as well as friends and family members to wish Mr. Nichols well on his final day in the Collinsville school system. Tommy joined the Collinsville schools in 1974. His wife Elsie had also retired at the end of the 2007 school year.
Duane Cantrell, Tommy Nichols and Pat Herald
When I asked for a photo today of the three long time Collinsville educator/administrators (above) I was not aware I would find two of them in the same position in the archive photo (below) from 1982. -- Ted
The painting presented to Mr. Nichols today formerly hung in the Washington school building which was built in 1912. The building is one of the oldest hisitorical school buildings still standing in Collinsville.
This kid's golf club set was one of the gag gifts Mr. Nichols received. He had several grandchildren present today that he said would put them to use.
In contrast to the Washington school built in 1912 ...
Mr. Nichols has watched the new ECC building nearing completion adjacent to his Herald building in 2006-2007.