Teachers in a big high school only get to know people they have common lunch or prep periods with. There are so many great people working within inches of each other we never get to know.
Now that many of us have retired, we are rectifying the situation. What started out as a small group having lunch has expanded to a group of 17 meeting once a month. We are finding so many new friends, friends with common interests, people we never knew existed.
Sorry guys, we only opened the lunch to women. Any Packemin retirees are welcome to join. E-mail me if you are interested.