Wayne Harvey, teacher-director of the Linworth Alternative Program for the past 21 years, will retire at the end of the school year.

Wayne Harvey, teacher-director of the Linworth Alternative Program for the past 21 years, will retire at the end of the school year.

"It's been a long haul, but I'm getting old," Harvey said. "The kids aren't slowing down, but I am."

Harvey, 59, actually began his teaching career 38 years ago as a student teacher at Linworth. That was 1973, the first year of the much-honored alternative high school.

In the following year, Worthington City Schools hired Harvey to teach English. For 17 years, he taught at Worthington High School. "It is time to let the next wave take over," he said.

Read the full story in the Dec. 1 edition of ThisWeek Worthington.