Leyla Colhmia Retires and is Honored at Austin High School Dedication Day

Leyla Cohlmia retired on Friday, May 3, 2013 after 36 years as a Chemistry teacher at Austin High School. Her former students honored her in a moving video that played at the AHS Dedication Day.

My favorite quote from the many alumni that were interviewed is “Ms. Cohlmia always said ‘jump higher, jump longer, be better.’  So she always made us strive to be our very best, and because of that I was able to go out there and conquer the world!”

Producer McLean Bell wraps up the video by saying “Ms. Cohlmia said she wanted to leave Austin High a better place, and she has done more than that. She has touched the lives of thousands, and changed the lives of every single person she has worked with. So today, we say thank you. Not on only as students and coworkers, but as friends. Thank you Ms. Cohlmia! You are the true definition of ‘Loyal Forever.'”

I never studied under Leyla, but now I wish I had. Your neighbors are so proud of you!

Leave a Reply

Upcoming Events
Chance of Rain
Thursday 02/22 30%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy skies with a few showers this afternoon. High 48F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday 02/23 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning. Cloudy skies late. High 62F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Saturday 02/24 80%
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning becoming more widespread in the afternoon. High near 75F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 80%.