Goldendale Welcomes Not-So-Retired Teachers

Goldendale Adventist School welcomed a new teaching team to its staff this fall. Clinton and Esther Cummings bring with them a wealth of expertise, experience and education.

Clinton has taught upper level math and science, while Esther has taught lower grades. The couple responded to an ad for a retired teacher to work at the school. They had recently retired and wanted to move from their home in Utah to be closer to their son in Seattle and other relatives in the Northwest.

Clinton and Esther were both born in Montana and attended church schools. They first met at Mt. Ellis Academy, then again at Walla Walla College (WWC).

After they married and Clinton graduated from WWC, the couple moved to eastern Montana where Clinton taught and Esther completed her degree in education at the University of Montana. After several years of teaching in the United States, the couple taught in Africa and spent time in France before returning to teach in the States.

When Clinton retired from teaching after 41 years, he just couldn’t stay away from it. Retirement's loss is Goldendale's gain!

December 01, 2003 / Upper Columbia Conference