After 36 years serving Chester County High School, CCHS attendance secretary Kathy Emerson has retired.
Emerson has been a secretary for Chester County High School since the summer of 1984.
That summer, she became an office assistant to the CCHS office secretary until 1994. When that secretary retired, Emerson assumed the role of the office secretary.
Later, she became the CCHS attendance secretary, which is the position she was in when she retired.
Kathy’s duties have included student attendance, clerical service to staff, students, and community, updates to students’ transcripts/school records, development of master scheduling, student enrollment/withdrawal procedures, worked as a cashier in the cafeteria during lunch shifts for several years, and served as a gatekeeper for football and basketball games.
“There wasn’t much that occurred at CCHS that she didn’t either do or manage,” Chester County Director of Schools Troy Kilzer II said.
He recalled the vital role Emerson played at CCHS while he was principal.
“When I served at CCHS as principal from 2000-2014, I often said that if I am not at the school due to meetings or other events, everything runs smooth as usual,” he said.
He mentioned the situation was different if Emerson was out of the office.
“If Kathy is absent, the office would literally shut down. Kathy has been as accountable to her work and service at CCHS as the sun rising each day,” he said.
Current CCHS Principal Clay Murley expressed how much she has helped him in his first year as principal.
“Kathy is much appreciated and loved by all and will not be easily replaced,” Kilzer said.