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Crystal Lawns principal surprised with village proclamation

5/29/2014, 10:30 a.m.
May 28, 2014, was designated by the Plainfield mayor as "Dr. Kathy Baxter Day" in recognition of her 40-year career ...
Plainfield Village Trustee James Racich surprised Crystal Lawns Elementary School Principal Dr. Kathy Baxter on May 28 with an official proclamation from Mayor Michael Collins, making May 28, 2014, "Dr. Kathy Baxter Day" in Plainfield.

Plainfield Village Bord Trustee Jim Racich reads a proclamation in recognition of Dr. Kathy Baxter's retirement this year. Baxter has worked her entire 40-year education career at Crystal Lawns, teaching 5th grade her first 19 years and serving as principal for the last 21 years.

Plainfield Village Bord Trustee Jim Racich reads a proclamation in recognition of Dr. Kathy Baxter's retirement this year. Baxter has worked her entire 40-year education career at Crystal Lawns, teaching 5th grade her first 19 years and serving as principal for the last 21 years.

Crystal Lawns Elementary School Principal Kathy Baxter was surprised Wednesday when Plainfield Trustee James Racich presented her with a proclamation declaring May 28, 2014, as "Dr. Kathy Baxter Day" in Plainfield.

The honor was in recognition of Baxter's 40-year career at Crystal Lawns, where she taught 5th grade for 19 years and has been principal for the last 21. She will retire at the end of this school year.

Racich read the proclamation, issued by Plainfield Mayor Michael Collins, to Baxter and school students before presenting it to her.