Lakewood Elementary teachers from left: Sharon Gillespie, Marian Hammert and Margaret Runk.

Retired Lakewood Elementary School kindergarten teacher Marian Hammert was feted recently at her C.C. Young Senior Living Dallas home. The event celebrated the longtime neighborhood educator’s 80th birthday.

A standing-room-only crowd of family, friends and neighbors attended the event at C.C. Young. The group shared memories, photos and good times with the former K-A class icon.

Hammert’s teaching career spanned 40 years, four of which were in Department of Defense schools: two in Seoul Elementary in South Korea and two in Germany: one in Karlsruhe and the second in Ludwigsburg.

She taught at Lakewood Elementary for 25 years.

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