(FOX NEWS) – It was an emotional walk out of Northview High School for Sheridan Steelman, and the moment has since gone viral after bring shared on TikTok.
The Grand Rapids, Michigan, educator started teaching at the school 50 years ago, when she was 22.
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"I thought it would be fun to reach the 50-year mark," Steelman, 72, told Fox News Digital from Italy, where she's on a vacation postponed two years from COVID-19. COVID, too, nearly derailed her plans to make the 50-year mark. "Teaching changed so much during that time," she said.