Longtime Bishop Elementary Volunteer Retires

It is with great sadness that the Bishop Elementary community bid farewell to longtime volunteer Ron Browning. This morning, after over 15 years of daily volunteer work, Browning retired in anticipation of his upcoming move to Branson, Missouri.

This is Browning’s second retirement; after a career at Goodyear, he settled into life as a volunteer—first at Meadows Elementary for a year, then at Bishop for the past 15 years. He has spent each morning with students in kind...ergarten, 1st and 2nd grade, helping the children read and learn, and assisting teachers with anything else that might need done. His favorite part of working with the school’s youngest learners? “The smiles and hugs,” Browning said with a smile of his own.

Browning’s foray as a Bishop volunteer isn’t the first time he’s given time to Topeka Public Schools; he is a former TPS Board of Education member, having served nine years on the Board in the 1990’s.


Mr. Browning, thank you for all you have done for the students of Topeka Public Schools, particularly the Bishop community. We hope you enjoy your new adventure in Branson!!

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