Judy Grissom, sitting here at her nearly empty desk, is retiring after seven and half years as superintendent at the Rowan-Salisbury School System. She has worked in education for a total of more than 40 years. Karissa Minn/Salisbury Post
Judy Grissom, dressed as Snow White, and her assistant Bonnie Holder, dressed as Cruella DeVil, pose together during an annual staff retreat. Submitted photo.
Dressed as Cat in the Hat, Judy Grissom reads to children during the Dr. Seuss "Read Across America" national event held in March each year. Submitted photo.
Judy Grissom wears a carrot costume for a Child Nutrition program, during which staff dressed up as vegetables and fruit to teach students about healthy eating habits. Submitted photo.
Judy Grissom poses as a character in the book "Oh, How I Wish I Could Read" during a "Reading Matters" event in November 2011. Submitted photo.
Dressed as Harry Potter, Judy Grissom poses next to a cutout of a witch for an annual staff retreat. Submitted photo.