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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Motherly advice leads Barfknect to teaching

As the popular saying goes, “A mother knows best.” In Corey Barfknecht’s case, this proved to be true once again.

Barfknecht is in charge of the gifted and talented program at Windom Elementary School, which is aimed at second, third and fourth graders. He and his wife, Sara, were both hired by the district in 2014.

Corey was recently selected as Windom’s Teacher of the Year and he was completely surprised and honored. Not bad for someone who didn’t consider teaching when his college career began.

Mother knows best

Barfknecht grew up in Delano and he attended Minnesota State University, Mankato. Things were going well, but something just didn’t sit right for him.

For more details on this story, please see the Jan. 10 edition of the Citizen.

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