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Social Studies teacher to retire at semester’s end

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Vanshika Shahdadpuri
Social Studies teacher Cindy Tilt helps a student during a SOAR support period on Dec. 14.

Social Studies teacher Cindy Tilt is retiring at the end of the semester after 30 years of teaching.  

Tilt has taught various courses over her years at Central, and currently teaches AP Psychology and Intro to Psychology. She is involved in several Central activities, including coaching girls badminton and sponsoring Psychology Club and Neuroscience Club, both new this year. 

“[Working at Central] was a wonderful experience,” Tilt said. “Working with students who are always, for the most part, motivated. Working with colleagues who are super supportive. Our building administrators have always been supportive and they’re there as a resource for us.”

As her career progressed, Tilt worked on perfecting lessons and increasing student engagement within the classroom. 

“Mrs. Tilt is an incredible teacher,” senior Anya Kathinokkula said. “It is obvious that she knows a lot about what she teaches and she’s very concise and clear about how she presents her points. I’ve learned so much from her.”

Tilt will pass the AP Psychology class that she teaches over to a new teacher (Letitia Zwickert, who currently teaches Intro to Psychology and U.S. History) and is starting to wrap up things at school. She intends to finish her career at Central strong.

“I just want to keep doing the type of conscientious job I felt like I’ve always done and I don’t want it to be like I want to slack off at the end,” Tilt said.

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Vanshika Shahdadpuri, Staff Writer
Vanshika Shahdadpuri is a junior and this is her first year on Central Times. She loves to write basically anything, she usually spends her time writing fiction and recently discovered her love of journalistic writing. In her free time she is usually found reading or listening to music.
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