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Radloff released from Glancy, to continue rehab

In this 2013 file photo, Gwinnett County Public Schools Board of Education Chairwoman Louise Radloff talks with Deputy Superintendent Dr. Gale Hey and Chief Human Resources Officer Dr. Frances Davis prior to a meeting at the Instructional Support Center in Suwanee.

In this 2013 file photo, Gwinnett County Public Schools Board of Education Chairwoman Louise Radloff talks with Deputy Superintendent Dr. Gale Hey and Chief Human Resources Officer Dr. Frances Davis prior to a meeting at the Instructional Support Center in Suwanee.

Louise Radloff reached another step this week in her recovery from a broken neck.

The 40-year Gwinnett County Board of Education member was released from Glancy Rehabilitation Center in Duluth on Thursday. Her son Gregg said the family continues to receive “dozens, if not hundreds of well-wishing cards from all over the county from people that my Mom has touched over the years.”

At the regular monthly BOE meeting on Thursday, Radloff participated in the workshop and business meeting by phone, and was vocal in making motions and asking questions.

“It’s a huge part of her life,” said Gregg, who applauded the staff at Glancy. “She enjoys the passion, she wants to remain as engaged as possible given the circumstances. She would rather be there in person, but it gives her some focus, keeps her engaged until she’s there.”

Radloff suffered the broken neck on Sept. 4 when missed a step and fell off a loading dock while picking up bread for a nonprofit. She had surgery the next day, and on Sept. 11 began rehab at Glancy.

Her son said Radloff is anxious to move forward with physical therapy and getting back into a routine.

“She wants to get back to being independent,” he said.