Remembering Carolyn

For the better part of 35 years, Carolyn Retzlaff taught third grade at Montrose and Cassingham Elementary Schools. She shared her passion for Ohio history and her lifelong love of botany and horticulture with her students. After she passed away on August 27 of this year, her friends and family held an informal remembrance gathering at Havenwood Park. Thanks to gifts made to the BEF in Carolyn’s memory, including many from her teaching colleagues, an Ohio native tree has been planted on the grounds of the Cassingham complex.