'I could stay forever.' - Clarkstown school principal says goodbye after 56 years

Laurel Plains Elementary School held a celebration Friday for Carol Pilla, a longtime educator at the school. The farewell included performances and proclamations.

News 12 Staff

Jun 18, 2021, 7:29 PM

Updated 1,102 days ago

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The Clarkstown Central School District is saying farewell to a principal who is retiring after more than five decades in the district.
Laurel Plains Elementary School held a celebration Friday for Carol Pilla, a longtime educator at the school. The farewell included performances and proclamations.
Pilla was a teacher for the first half of her 56 years at the district before moving on to become principal.
"It's overwhelming. The children did a little baseball thing outside, and it's wonderful -- I'm very lucky. I love what I do. I could stay forever, but there's time for everything under the sun," Pilla said.
The town of Clarkstown declared June 18 as Carol Pilla Day.


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