A legacy in education
Albert City-Truesdale, Laurens-Marathon superintendents retire in unison, total 75+ years of experience.
With over three-quarters of a century of education between the two of them, Albert City-Truesdale Superintendent of Schools William Hullinger and Laurens-Marathon Schools Superintendent Leon Zwier will leave a legacy.
"Moving through time, I've seen a lot of changes come across, but what we're still trying to do is educate kids and that's something we constantly need to work on," Hullinger said.
Both of the superintendents announced their intentions to retire at the most recent meetings of their school boards. Both will end their careers in June.
Hullinger has been teaching since 1959 and has been superintendent at AC-T since 1990. Zwier has been superintendent at L-M for the last three years. He first started teaching in 1964 at Elk Point, S.D.
Both superintendents agree that declining enrollment and the state's funding formulas are some of the biggest challenges facing rural schools.
Read the rest of this article in the 2/01 Pilot Tribune.