My name is Loretta Taylor Bailey.  I attended Shawswick from grades 1-9;  sophomore year at Oolitic;  junior and senior years at Heltonville.  I married David Bailey in 1969, and we have two sons, David Jr. and Donald.  We have lived in the middle of Heltonville for thirty-seven years.   David Jr. is married to Janette and they live in Springfield, Ohio and have our only grandchild, Georgia Taylor Bailey, who is 2 1/2 year olds.  Donald is married to Carrie and they live in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

I started teaching in 1971 at Needmore Junior/Senior High School.  Then with consolidation in 1974, I moved to Shawswick Junior High which is now a middle school.  Originally I taught 8th English for nine years, but when Bob Edwards passed away I took his history and geography position.  Presently I teach 7th grade world geography, advise the yearbook, coach the spell bowl and academic teams, and sponsor the SMS Jr. Beta Club. 

I went to school at Shawswick for nine years and now have taught there for thirty-three years.  Shawswick was and is a wonderful place to be!