Today we remember Irene Nelson, who joined American School in 1947, retired in 2002 and died earlier this week. American School was the only place Irene worked, and these words were written about her in the January 2003 edition of the All American upon her retirement:
Mrs. Nelson started at the American School as a recorder, entering students' grades and making sure they had enough books on hand. After a short period she was made a correspondent answering students' inquiries. Later she worked as secretary to the educational director and then as assistant head of the Student Service Department. These positions prepared her for the job she held for over 20 years–that of Head of Student Service. Throughout her career, Mrs. Nelson's thoughts were always, "How can we best serve the student?"
Today we continue to keep Irene's thoughts in our minds as we try to best serve our students. We are grateful for her 55 years of dedicated service and offer our sympathy to her family and friends.