Janice Farace to Retire After 25 Years at Triad

Janice Farace to Retire After 25 Years at Triad
Posted on 05/21/2020
Janice Farace

Janice Farace, Triad High School Science Teacher, is retiring after 33 years in education and 25 years in the Triad School District.  Mrs. Farace received her Bachelor’s and Master's degrees in Biology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.  Early in Mrs. Farace’s career she got involved in coaching and mentoring.  Of the seven student teachers Mrs. Farace hosted, two of those joined her at Triad in the Science Department.  She’s also had the unique experience of working at the “old” high school for a few years before moving into the new state-of-the-art high school back in 1999.  Mrs. Farace pointed out that the new, shiny labs and big classrooms were wonderful but what has been more memorable and important to her over the years was the people she was surrounded by not the building. Her Science colleagues pushed each other to be the best Science Department it could be and strived to embed a love of science in their students.  There is no doubt that a number of her students are likely studying or treating Covid-19 today - including her daughter.  When she finishes her final days in her classroom this year, the hallways and desks will be empty, but she will always remember the satisfying moments of working with her students in person and hearing the occasional remark, “this is the hardest class that I loved.” We wish Mrs. Farace safe travels as she visits all her kids and time to get outside and enjoy events and outings with her husband. Congratulations, Janice!!