Anne Welburn, a fourth grade teacher, will be retiring after teaching for more than 21 years.
Monday's celebration had a special surprise right around the corner.
Mrs. Welburn's daughter, Jessie Geetings, and her four children came to the school for a unique assembly.
"I couldn't believe it, I thought they were in Scotland, that's what she told me," said Welburn.
"About three weeks I've been planning on coming, it was just based on whenever we could get on a flight we would be here so, yeah, dad helped keep it a secret, " said Geetings.
â??Monday was Anne's first time seeing her daughter since December.
She has been living in England with her husband who is serving in the military.