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By Sigrid Olson

Cherished Potomac Teacher Retires


Provided by Terri Klein

Potomac teacher Nancy Linnell with a Dr. Seuss-themed quilt made by Janette Ployhar. Linnell brought the Dr. Seuss Day program to Potomac School.

POTOMAC - Nancy Linnell always wanted to be a teacher. Throughout her childhood whenever she was asked about what she wanted to be when she grew up her answer remained the same, to be a teacher. She did so for 24 years including 21 years at Potomac School before retiring.

Nancy was born on a farm in North Dakota, seventh out of 13 children. During the 1950s her family moved to Missoula because her father was looking for different work opportunities.

When Nancy was in eighth grade she was inspired by her teacher Miss Tupper.

"She was caring, strict and knowledgeable," said Nancy.

During the...

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