A Tribute to a Life Well-Lived

Superintendent Wayne Weber

Jackie Robinson is credited for saying, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” With that thought in mind, it is safe to say Ron Milton lived an extremely important life. Mr. Milton worked in the Rosendale-Brandon School District for 40 years serving as a teacher, principal, and superintendent. Mr. Milton retired in 2002. To give a small indication of the impact Mr. Milton had on the District, teachers annually select a recipient of the Ron Milton Friend of Education Award in recognition of that individual’s contribution to the School District. Sadly, Mr. Milton passed away this past April, however, his legacy will live on.

Recently, I was contacted by Enie Halfman, retired Rosendale-Brandon teacher and friend of Mr. Milton, to see if it would be possible to do a tribute to Mr. Milton in the November edition of the Spartan Sentinel. Not only was Mr. Milton a dedicated member of the Rosendale-Brandon community, but he was also a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Enie felt November, the month of Veterans Day, would be an appropriate time to honor Mr. Milton. I couldn’t have agreed more. What is found in November’s edition of the Spartan Sentinel are articles submitted by those whom Enie contacted. Their thoughts in their own words.

Thank you to Enie Halfman for taking the lead on this endeavor. I know from the many stories I have heard over my time in the District that these are only a sampling of the stories that could be told. Thank you to those who shared their thoughts. And, most importantly, thank you to Ron Milton, for the positive impact he had on so many lives throughout his time with us. It was definitely a life well-lived.