Pease Elementary School employee retires after 44 years of working at school


After 44 years of working at Elisha M. Pease Elementary School, Burea Shelley celebrated her last day at work last week.

Shelley, a teacher assistant, was the longest active serving Dallas ISD employee to retire this month. Affectionately known as “Momma Pease,”Shelley has been a positive presence at the school her entire career.

“I love working with these kids and the parents, and I love this school,” she said. “Seeing the students come through here, graduate college, have families and then come back to see me has been a blessing.”

Shelley is one of the approximately 300 district employees who retired this month. Together, the employees have more than 6,300 years of service with Dallas ISD.


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