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By Micah Drew

Swan Valley Elementary Secretary Retires After Decades of Service


August 10, 2017

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

A student hugs Karen Anderson (right) after the spring concert. The students made her along with the other teachers that were leaving a sign thanking them for everything they have done for them.

SWAN VALLEY – One of Swan Valley Elementary's longest serving employees will be leaving at the end of the summer. Karen Anderson will be retiring after serving as the school's secretary and business manager for 33 years.

"It's kind of bittersweet," said Anderson. "I've had a lot invested in this school."

Anderson attended SVE herself but never thought she would return to work in the same schoolhouse.

"My mom will call and ask, 'Aren't you out of school yet?'" Anderson said with a laugh.

Before she started working at SVE, Anderson worked at Swan River Forest Camp managing the budget and...

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