Thirty-eight-year veteran kindergarten teacher Darlene Dreessen listens to Brecken Van Belle read from the activity sheet he completed.

38 years in kindergarten

Darlene Dreessen said goodbye to 38 years of teaching last month, having never graduated past the kindergarten classroom.

Her years in the classroom began to take shape long before she accepted her first job with Magnolia Public Schools.

“I have always known I wanted to be a teacher,” Dreessen said. “As a young girl I played school with dolls.”


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