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Donna Kling

Fin Reed
Goodbye! Donna Kling leaves many inspired students and smiles at how well she has done with her career. She taught so many students she can’t even count!

Another amazing teachers saying good-bye is eighth grade special education teacher Donna Kling. Kling will be retiring after 37 years of inspiring kids.


“I always enjoyed school and I had some really good teachers and thought I want to do that for kids. I had friends who were like, “I don’t really like school,” and I was like,  “School can be pretty cool.”

Kling said she had a friend when she was young who had down syndrome, and she thought there was nothing different about her. Then, she and her friend went somewhere together, and she saw how her friend was treated, and that really bothered her. So, that’s why she went to teach special education.

Being very experienced, Kling has taught elementary, middle school and high school, but she really likes the middle school. She enjoys the chaos of it. The little bit that it’s never the same. She is also very attached to this building after making so many impacts on people.


“My favorite thing about teaching is the connections with students and other teachers, other staff and running into kids that I had 35 years ago and still see them around. They remember, and it’s like you made an impact,” said Kling.


In her retirement, Kling will be looking forward to not completing so much paperwork.

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Ella Heverly, Reporter
Hi! My name is Ella, and I am in 8th grade. I am honored to be on the news writing team! I hope to work with you and am looking forward to writing stories for our school website, Livewire! I found writing to be fun, and I am here now! In my free time I like to read, spend time with my friends and watch movies. I am a part of the Blair Regional YMCA swim team and am looking to join track. I am so excited to help our website and write stories for you to read and enjoy!
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Hello! I am Fin Reed, I am 14 years old, a reporter and I am in eighth grade. Some things about me is that I really like cats and dogs. I love cooking and baking; my favorite thing to make are cake pops! I dye my hair very often, and I have 4 siblings. I love listening to music and making lyrics! I make bracelets and sometimes do Henna designs. I originally went to Juniata Elementary School when I was younger! I really like swimming and hiking in my free time!

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    McKenna KoeckMay 17, 2024 at 8:30 am

    What inspired her to become a special education teacher is so sweet. People really shouldn’t look at others differently just because they have special needs or disabilities. Special education teachers don’t get enough recongnition, their jobs can be really hard! I know because my mother worked for children and adults with special needs for years, and it could get tough!