It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Mike Nicholson at the end of this year. Mike came to Admiral Farragut Academy in 1979 and has impacted thousands of young people over his teaching, coaching and residential career. The consummate educator who, daily, displayed his love of teaching with enthusiasm and interest.
“Over the years, I have had the opportunity to walk into Mike’s class hundreds of times, and the thing that will always stick out in my memory, is that, not once, did I walk in and not see him up, on his feet, actively teaching and walking around engaging his class.” – Headmaster Robert J. Fine, Jr.
The Farragut Community owes Mike a debt of gratitude for his service. With that in mind, I would like to alert our community of several events being planned for Mike.
- First, an informal Cake and Punch hour on Monday, May 8th at 3:30 p.m. in the West Lounge for current families, students, faculty, and staff to drop by and give best wishes for his retirement.
- Second, Mike will be joining the Class of 2017 at graduation on Saturday, May 20th at 9:00 a.m. and will be receiving an honorary Admiral Farragut Academy diploma.
- Third, we will be celebrating Mike’s career at Homecoming (November 3rd and 4th) with a separate function, so we can give the alum, who will be many, the opportunity to show their gratitude for Mike. Details will be announced in the Fall.
Please join us at one of the times to “thank” Mike for all his wonderful years of service to Admiral Farragut Academy.