GLORIA Humphries has spent most of her life at Lepton School.
The 60-year-old was a pupil there, she met her husband at the school and has even worked there for 36 years.
But the lunchtime and classroom supervisor waved goodbye to the children and retired with a lifetime of memories yesterday.
Headteacher Lynn Lawson said Gloria was the school’s “superhero” and said she would be missed by all.
Mrs Humphries said: “I came here as a child so I’ve spent most of my life here.
“I started as a lunchtime supervisor, which I still do, but I am also a classroom support assistant now.
“I feel it is time to go and enjoy my retirement, but I’m sure I’ll be coming back in as a volunteer - I can’t go for good.”
Mrs Humphries met her husband Bryan at the Station Road school while they were both children. Their children attended the school, as do their grandchildren.
“I’ll really miss everyone, it’s such a nice school,” she added.
“Thing’s haven’t changed much as a lunchtime supervisor, but being a classroom assistant is very different now. We’re more of a team and work much closely with the children.
“I’ve really enjoyed all my time here.
“The people are great to work with and it has always been a brilliant school.
“It’s a very happy place for me and the children are lovely.”
Mrs Humphries will spend her retirement with her husband who is a farmer. She also wants to develop her interest in painting.
Lepton headteacher Lynn Lawson said the school held a special fancy dress day in honour of Mrs Humphries.
Mrs Lawson said: “Gloria has been such a pleasure to work with, she is so giving of her time and she is such a lovely person to have around the school.
“She is highly thought of by the staff and the children past and present.
“We had a fancy dress day with a theme of superheroes because Gloria is our superhero, and Disney because she loves the films.
“We wish her all the best.”