Three teachers from Redfield Public School will be retiring at the end of the 2013 school year.
Nancy Nielson is an elementary teacher that has taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in her 40 plus years as a teacher. She has taught music and also a class called Title that is a federal program that helps students grades 1-6 with reading. She has taught in Watertown and in Ellendale, ND. She has been with Redfield Public School for 35 years.
Nielson is a graduate of Cresbard High School and graduated from Northern State University.
Her favorite memory of teaching is her first class in Redfield. “They were a talented group that had a lot of succes,” she said. She mentions that her and her class would meet at her home and have hot dogs, chips, and play games. “It was a different time back then,” she notes. Her plans for retirement include moving to Aberdeen, part-time work, and she would like to do some travelling.
She grew up in Redfield and has three daughters, Anissa Stange, Anita Neilson, and Beth Nielson,
Judy Galvin has been a teacher in Redfield for 18 years, with 28 consecutive years as a teacher starting in 1972. She has taught chemistry, physics, and biology. She has taught in Sioux Falls, Egan, Roncali, NSU, and SDSU. She graduated from Spearfish High School and has a BS and an MS from SDSU.
Galvin used to teach a class at the Turtle Creek Youth Program. She has also worked retail, and worked in a wildlife refuge in Waubay.
Her plans for retirement include a cruise, going to Arizona, and more travelling. She was born in Missouri and has lived in Kansas, Minnesota, and then in South Dakota. She currently lives on a farm by Athol.
Gerri Schutte is a teacher with 30 years of experience. She was first a teachers aid, then went back to school, then worked a the SDDC, then was a substitute teacher. She is currently a secondary special-ed teacher at the Resource Room.
Schutte is a Redfield High School graduate and attended college at Northern State University. She enjoys working with the students at Redfield Public School.
Her plans for retirement include camping this summer, a Panama Canal cruise, and lots more travelling.
She was born in Ipswitch, moved so Montana, Minnesota, then back to Redfield. She currently lives on a farm three and a half miles north west of Redfield.For the complete article see the 03-27-2013 issue.
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