Ms. Riletta Twyne Cream

Ms. Riletta Twyne Cream
Posted on 12/19/2017
Ms. Riletta Twyne Cream

Dear colleagues and community,

Today is a sad day for our District, our City, and all of us passionate about the transformational power of great educators. As many of you know, last night former Camden High School principal, County Freeholder, and community leader Riletta Twyne Cream passed away.

Known as the Queen of the Castle, Mrs. Cream has been the gold standard of excellence in our District for decades. Her passion for our children, and her love of her City, saw her achieve great things for this District and its young people over sixty years of selfless service.

Our schools are memorials to Mrs. Cream’s dedication to Camden students and families. At Cooper’s Poynt and Camden High School where she served as Principal, staff remember her unique blend of rigor, compassion, and high expectations that created environments where teachers were supported and students loved to learn. Our own R.T. Cream Family School, and county library also named in her honor, are memorials to Mrs. Cream’s love of learning, and unrelenting belief in her students’ ability to use education to realize their fullest potential.

While she is no longer with us in body, Mrs. Cream will live on through the achievements of the thousands of students she inspired, motivated, and loved. Among those students are hundreds of current District educators, and our own Deputy Superintendent Mrs. Katrina McCombs. Mrs. McCombs often shares that it was Mrs. Cream’s example and mentorship that inspired her to dedicate her life to education.

I hope you will join me in taking a moment today to reflect on Mrs. Cream’s legacy, celebrating the countless ways Mrs. Cream’s work lives on in our schools our students.

Paymon Rouhanifard

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