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Augusta Christian loses a member of the family

Posted: February 13, 2013 - 12:08am
Augusta Christian math teacher Dot Shires died Friday. She'd been with the school 12 years.  Special Photo
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Augusta Christian math teacher Dot Shires died Friday. She'd been with the school 12 years.

Augusta Christian took time before its girls basketball game Friday in recognition of a departed teacher, mentor and friend.

Math teacher Dot Shires died Friday after battling cancer for more than a year and a half.

“She was here for 12 years and had an excellent relationship with all our students,” said Dr. David Piccolo, Augusta Christian head of school. “She never stopped being a positive influence all the way to the end. There’s no doubt she’s resting in heaven.”

Health care science teacher Julie Howard echoed Piccolo’s sentiments and liked Shires’ style.

“She had baseball caps to match every outfit,” said Howard. “She always had a positive attitude and I never saw her complain. She had the sweetest spirit.”

Students and staffers wore yellow – Shires’ favorite color – in her honor on Monday.

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