How does one say thank you to so many? Her career at ROCORI started in 1977. Dee Holsinger had just moved here from San Francisco. Everyone seemed so caucasian and she couldn't pronouce most of the names. It took her a year before someone actually convinced here that people really do "pick rocks".
This story features an interview with Dee just before her final concert. It also features a display of her magic as she directs the kids and encourages them to give their very best. Have the tissue box handy, there's probably going to be a few tears before you finish watching this one.
Dee leaves ROCORI after 30 years in the Middle School. Here's a paragraph she wrote on her last performance program:
I leave hoping along the way I've made a difference. I know all of you have made a tremendous difference in my life. Rocori is still my "community". You are my friends and support system. Thank you, thank you to students, former students, parents, grandparents, and teaching staff for 30 years of something very amazing. I love Rocori. It is in my veins and my heart forever. I don't leave with sadness, I leave with a true senses of love.