After 20 years of faithful service, Lin Mayberry is hanging up her paintbrushes and retiring. “My heart is filled with love for this school,” Lin writes in her retirement letter, “with sadness for my departure, and with joy for all we built here together, and for all that you will continue to build here at this amazing Christ-led school…I am in full support of all that Legacy is and all that you will strive to become…my best wishes remain with you all.”
Lin Mayberry (at the time Lin Turner) has been a fixture in our community, going all the way back to that day in 1999 when the doors of Legacy Christian Academy first opened at Frisco Bible Church. She is the longest-tenured faculty/staff member at Legacy and has worked under all three headmasters in a variety of roles. Lin has taught third grade and Latin, served as Principal, and for the last 14 years, in the art department.
Under her guidance, Legacy’s Middle School Art Program has been considered one of the top programs in the nation and has been ranked number one in Texas by Celebrating Art for the last several years. Lin’s aptitude for art and education is surpassed only by her passion for her students and love of Christ. Anyone who has set foot in Lin’s classroom or had so much as a 5-second conversation with her can’t help but notice her abiding love for Jesus and the way she extends that to everyone around her.
When asked to reminisce on Lin and her lasting legacy here at LCA, her colleagues shared the following comments:
Something that has always impressed me when I have been with Lin is the total calmness she brings with her, whether it's art demonstrations, classroom instruction, or just conversations in general. That calmness has provided a steady foundation for students as they build not just their artistic skills, but also their confidence and their understanding of how much they matter to their heavenly Father.
Lin is a pillar of grace and peace in the Legacy community. As a colleague, she has served with such insightful wisdom and gentleness. She was dedicated to the ministry of developing students spiritually and creatively. I will miss her witty sense of humor and keen eye for organization.
It’s hard to imagine Legacy Christian Academy without Mrs. Mayberry’s calming presence in the hallway and her steady hand leading our middle school art department. So much so, that when she mentioned retirement two years ago, Mr. McGee convinced her to stay on part-time. After 20+ years, Mrs. Mayberry has left an indelible mark on Legacy as a whole and on the art department in particular. Mr. McGee remarked he is “sad to lose the longest-tenured faculty member. We will all miss her positive spirit and enthusiasm for everything art.” She departs with all of our blessings and with heartfelt gratitude for her years of service to Legacy students, parents, and fellow colleagues. Job well done, Mrs. Mayberry!
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