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Heikkila recalls what she's learned, taught for 29 years

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Marie Heikkila will retire at the end of this school year after 29 years in the Hudson School District. And while a lot has changed in every discipline during that time, the changes in her field, world studies, have probably been the most dramatic.


Heikkila has taught sixth-grade world studies for most of her career. She joined the middle school staff when the school was still housed where Willow River Elementary is today.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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