Teacher, Change Maker at Lower Merion School District Retires After Four Decades in Education


Lynne Partridge, a teacher, and administrator who brought change and decades of joy to Lower Merion School District, has decided to retire, writes Beccah Hendrickson for 6abc.

Partridge, who most recently served as the assistant principal at Penn Wynne Elementary School, has always been interested in equity and achievement, particularly of underrepresented groups. She saw the path to achieving this equity in the classroom.

“I loved school, that was always at the heart of it. I loved learning,” she said. “I always wanted to be an educator.”

During her 40-year-long career filled with accomplishments, Partridge helped create a committee to address race in education that resulted in changes to the curriculum, staff training, and most recently a new school board policy on equity.

“It’s really about celebrating diversity, developing empathy, and having equal access for everyone,” she said.

Her legacy is best represented by her students, who love her so much that they managed to surprise her twice: by decorating her door and with a flash mob.

“She’s made me happy when I’m sad,” said fifth-grader Hannah Davis. “She made things better when things weren’t going well.”

Read more about Lynne Partridge and her decision to retire at 6abc.