Tribute paid to two longstanding members of staff at Motherwell secondary

Dalziel High School has seen the recent retirement of two long-standing members of staff from its Modern Languages Department who have notched up 73 years of service between them!

Wednesday, 10th February 2021, 9:23 am
The two teachers will be greatly missed by the school community
The two teachers will be greatly missed by the school community

Ms Basie Grieve has taught at Dalziel for 41 years and was not only a former pupil but school captain during her own schooldays. Her colleague Amanda Mori, known as Madame Mori, had 32 years service.

The pair retired shortly before Christmas but not before wholehearted tributes were paid to both ladies for the difference they made to the life chances of so many pupils.Head teacher Robert Birch said: “Our whole school community will greatly miss Basie Grieve and Amanda Mori. They are both outstanding teachers who have had a positive impact on many many Dalziel pupils. In addition to classroom teaching they are both central to a wide range of extra-curricular trips and events. They will both be impossible to replace and we wish them both long happy retirement."

A tribute was also paid by the school's vice-c aptain Michael Bolat who interviewed these two dynamic members of staff for the school magazine

Michael sai d: “ It is clear that Dalziel has shaped Ms Grieve and Madame Mori into talented, strong and remarkable women. They have taught generations of Dalzielians; the good, the bad and the ugly. Their departure from Dalziel will have a great impact on those they taught and those who they befriended along the way.

"From all of us at Dalziel -thank you! ”