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Posted April 25, 2011

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Retirement: Barbara Piper

After 40 years in public education, Barbara Piper is retiring effective July 1.  Her first four years of teaching were as a general education teacher in Maine and New York. After moving to New Mexico in 1973, she earned a master’s degree in special education and then worked for APS for 36 years as a special education teacher at Acoma, Mark Twain, San Antonito, Comanche, and Monte Vista elementaries. She has also been a methods and materials teacher for Special Education, a clinical supervisor in special education for the APS/UNM Collaborative Program, a resource teacher in professional development and for the past 10 years a behavior consultant in APS Behavior Consultation Services. In addition she has taught education courses for UNM, New Mexico Highlands University, College of Santa Fe and Santa Fe Community College. Upon retirement she will continue teaching college courses and spend lots of time in her other role as a member of The Watermelon Mountain Jug Band.

A celebration will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at APS City Centre, 200W.

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