39 years -- 78 semesters -- 1,404 weeks -- 7,020 days -- 56,160 hours
Mrs. Janet Hatfield has announced her retirement after 39 years as a teacher and administrator at Marian High School. She has attended 39 out of 45 Marian Commencement ceremonies plus she has spent thousands of hours attending meetings, watching Marian sports teams, coaching softball, chaperoning Marian dances and After Prom, supervising field days, Spirit Week, Homecoming, Student Council elections, and much, much more.
Mrs. Hatfield has been a teacher and Chairperson of the Family and Consumer Science Department (FACS)—including classes in Nutrition and Wellness, Sewing, Child Development, and Interpersonal Relationships. She also helped the Theology Department by teaching Catholic Doctrine and Reverence for Life.
She has spent thousands of hours in the classroom teaching Foods and Nutrition and Fashion and Textiles and then supervising the teachers in Marian’s FACS Department. Most recently she has served as the Dean of Students where she knows every rule and every procedure that is designed to make better students and better teachers, as well as better citizens of this world and the next.
Mrs. Hatfield's cocurricular responsibilities have been varied and have been a huge benefit to the students and the school. Her duties have included but are not limited to being the Sponsor for the Freshman Class, the Sophomore Class, the Junior Class and the Senior Class; being the Ticket Manager, moderating the Student Council and the Pep Club, as well as being the Softball Coach.
Janet is a graduate of Lima Central Catholic High School in Ohio. She earned her B.A. from Mt. St. Joseph’s in Cincinnati and her Masters from Indiana University. She began her career teaching at Seton High School – a Catholic all girls school in Cincinnati.
She has been married to Charlie for 30 years. They have a son Blair who graduated from Marian and now lives in Arizona. Janet and Charlie are active members of St. Jude Parish where Janet served on the School Board for many years.
Her faith filled love and devotion to Catholic education has been an inspiration to many alumni who keep in touch and to many who bring their own children to Marian.
An award has been started in Mrs. Hatfield's honor. She is the first recipient of the Lifetime Knight Award
for 39 years of dedication as teacher and servant to Marian High School. We wish to express our sincerest gratitude and appreciation to Mrs. Hatfield as she enjoys your retirement!