The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Ron Shade
Class of 1974 

Centerville School is a treasure

Letter to the Editor


To the Editor:

Last weekend, I returned to Goldendale for a family reunion and drove out to see the Centerville Grade School, where I began my teaching career forty years ago. It was my first teaching experience right out of college, and I was the seventh and eighth grade teacher and also head teacher, soccer, basketball, track coach, grant writer, and supervisor of the other two teachers. Of course, there were many other duties as assigned, but I never have regretted one. I was welcomed to the Centerville community and supported by the school board as we updated the curriculum, maintained discipline, and provided the students with the best instruction we could. I spent four years at...

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