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Leque: ‘Teaching at SCC has been a great experience’

Ann Leque

Ann Leque worked in the health care industry for 20 years until life changed for her.

“After volunteering to teach religious education for one of my children, I found that I loved teaching,” she said.

Leque went back to school to earn her teaching degree and to become the third generation of teachers in her family.

Her teaching career lasted 19 years, the last 14 of which have been at St. Croix Central. Her run as a teacher at the school will come to an end this year as she has announced her retirement.

Leque split her time at SCC between fifth- and fourth-graders, which she has done for the last nine years.

“There are numerous reasons teaching at SCC has been a great experience,” she said. “Current and past SCC colleagues are remarkable people. Their commitment to students and each other makes the elementary a compassionate and enthusiastic environment. I value the high expectations that St. Croix Central teachers embrace.”

Leque also praised the school board and the community for their help over the years.

“The St. Croix Central school board recognizes the importance of small class sizes and has consistently supported this, which has allowed me to have the time necessary with each student.

“Our active and dedicated Panther Parent Group is another wonderful aspect of the elementary. They support learning, in numerous ways, and appreciate the staff. Then there was the fire … the ability and passion that the communities of Roberts and Hammond demonstrated to create Panther Camp was nothing short of a miracle.”

Leque is looking forward to what’s next in the fall.

“My husband, Roger, retired last fall (as River Falls police chief). On Mondays, he travels to Eau Claire to spend the day with a grandson and on Thursdays, he goes to Woodville to care for another. Sending me pictures and videos of what they are up to, made me want to join in that fun.”

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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