The Guild for Human Services has renamed its library in honor of Anna Thorpe, a longtime advocate for individuals with special needs and their families who recently retired after five years as director of admissions at The Guild.

Anna began her 45-year career in 1973 as a special education teacher and went on to coordinate team evaluations for Framingham Public Schools and serve as the administrator of special education in Dover. She also worked at the Massachusetts Department of Education and managed a program for adults with special needs in Waltham.

In 2013, Anna joined The Guild School as director of admissions, helping families find support and comfort. During her five years of service, she admitted more than 100 students to The Guild School, and she toured, interviewed, counseled and supported countless families.

If you would like to contribute to the newly named Anna Thorpe Library in her honor, please send checks made out to The Guild for Human Services to The Guild, 521 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742, attention David Nathan. You may also give online.

Thank you for helping to acknowledge Anna’s years of service to people with special needs.