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By Andi Bourne

Building a Sense of Community Through Teaching and Mentorship


December 14, 2017

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Swan Valley Junior High teacher Colleen Harrington with the cardboard phone held together with tape that the students wired to call the office. "I was just blown away that the phone worked."

SWAN VALLEY – Swan Valley resident Colleen Harrington was offered her dream job this past fall when she was hired as the junior high teacher for Swan Valley School. After teaching at the Mission Mountain School for 18 years and spending the past seven years volunteering in various capacities at Swan Valley School, Harrington completed her teaching license and Masters of Education in May 2017. She looks forward to not only teaching her students the academics they need to succeed but also being their mentor and developing a life-long sense of community.

Harrington worked for 18 years as the...

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