It is with mixed emotions that we report Mr. Randy Montgomery will be retiring at the end of the this school year. In his own words, he says that “It’s Time” —
January is nearly over and it’s time to look ahead to the rest of the year. I’m finishing up my eighth year here at FRCS, and I’m looking ahead.
I can hardly believe it, but God has allowed me to be involved in the Christian school movement for 41 years. My first 10 years were at Faith Baptist School in Longmont, CO. My next 13 years were with Silver State Baptist School in Lakewood. I enjoyed 10 years at Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, Wisc. But it’s time for a change.
I’m 67 years old and life, along with new technology especially, is saying it is time to step away from full-time service in education.
I have had a voice in the lives of literally thousands of students and have made lasting friendships with over a hundred colleagues. Many of my first students are grandparents. I’ve taught children of children I’ve had previously in class. I’ve coached hundreds of athletes from Junior High basketball to collegiate fast-pitch softball. I’ve taken dozens of student trips on mission work. I’ve worked hundreds of games in concession and driven a bus or a van thousands of miles on class and team trips. LOL, I’ve even enjoyed hundreds of official parent-teacher conferences. I’ve been to hundreds of student games at school and at other schools. I’ve been fishing with dozens of students. I’ve broken hundreds of bridges leading up to bridge building contests. Can you even imagine the number of student papers that have gone through my hands?
I hope to still be in touch for the time to come. I plan to be around as a sub for missing teachers. Honestly, I have no idea what the future holds, but I know Who holds my future.
I’m thankful for the opportunity afforded me here at Front Range Christian School, but now it is time to step away. The students here have been a joy – I apologize for the dumb humor – but that is a part of the package. One last thing – I will miss reading the saying that is on the back wall of my classroom . . . “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” That has been a motivator for these many years.
It’s been a great run . . . but it’s time.
We are thankful to have been a part of Mr. Mont’s journey in Christian education. Our students and our staff have benefited from his wisdom and love for the Lord. We’re glad he will still be around, and pray that he has time and plenty of opportunity to enjoy his retirement!
Thanks for everything, Mr. Mont!