Last day of school for Donna Lenhart

Donna Lenhart

BY DOLORES CULLEN

Students will miss Storm Lake High School special ed teacher Donna Lenhart who’s just retired after a whopping 34 years in the district.

Donna branched out for a few years in the 2000s and taught German, but she’s mostly known as the encouraging mom-type figure for special ed kids.

When she started out in the 1980s these students were often in self-contained classrooms. Donna taught them English and math. “Things evolved towards getting the kids in regular classrooms,” she explained. “The last several years I’ve been co-teaching.”

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