Three Generations Continued: A Legacy Career

Kim Kane (formerly Kim Davis) followed in her father's and grandparents' footsteps after earning degrees at Mohawk Valley Community College, SUNY Oswego and SUNY Cortland. She began teaching in 1991 in the Rome City School District and then moved to the Oriskany Central School District, where she has been an elementary classroom teacher as well as a reading teacher and art teacher.

Kane has many fond memories of her teaching career, but she is also starting to look forward to retirement. "NYSTRS' long-standing excellence in stewardship has always given me financial peace of mind as a member with a pension," Kane said. "It will allow me to spend quality time with family and friends, time to be involved at church and volunteer more, as well as time to pursue my own creative endeavors. It will also allow my husband and me to travel a bit and spend a few months of the year in a warmer climate as my grandparents did before me."

She added: "I will continue to be connected with those I have worked with as colleagues. Teaching provides the best-hearted, hard-working, most intelligent people one could hope to have as colleagues and true friends. The connection to students will remain as well."

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