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retiring teachers

April 22nd, 2013 by Alica

Watch for stories in the Brandon Valley Challenger about Brandon Valley teachers who are retiring this year. This week, there will be a story about Jeanne Lens, a first-grade teacher at Brandon Elementary.

Next week, we’re hoping for stories on Shari Sunne, who teaches second grade at Fred Assam Elementary, and Connie VanDenOever, a kindergarten teacher at Robert Bennis Elementary.

We always like to include comment in the story from former students, or from parents of students. Do you have an anecdote or comment about either Sunne or VanDenOever that I can include in next week’s stories? If so, please email me at apthiele@argusleader.com. Remember, we have to be able to use your name in order to include your comment.

You can post comments here, too, but I won’t be able to include them in the stories unless you contact me directly.

Thanks very much.

Alica P. Thiele

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5 Responses

  1. Angela Says:

    Did you already do a story on Ms Jelsma from Valley? She is also retiring this year. She has been out in Valley Springs for many years!

  2. Alica Says:

    I haven’t written about Ms. Jelsma. I don’t know if editor Jill Meier has. We do a couple of stories a week, so if we haven’t done a story Ms. Jelsma yet, I’m sure she’s on the list.

  3. Alica Says:

    Also I am writing about Ed Murtha this week. Would anyone like to comment for my story on him? Maybe one of his wrestlers from back in the day … or a former (or current) student. Email me at apthiele@argusleader.com. Thanks.

  4. Alica Says:

    This week I am writing about Vicki Jelsma, a fourth-grade teacher at Valley Springs Elementary, and Annette Peterson, a resource teacher at Valley Springs Elementary. Both are retiring at the end of this school year.

    Has your child had either of these teachers? What was their experience?

    If you would like to comment about either of these ladies for my stories, please email me at apthiele@argusleader.com.

    Thank you.
    Alica P. Thiele

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