Honoring Our School Retirees Wonders will retire after success in three careers

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal
Honoring Our School Retirees Wonders will retire after success in three careers

Diane Wonders is retiring from Colo-Nesco after completing a career that has included 16 years of teaching, a number of years as a stay-at-home mom and some time as a certified medical assistant and physician’s office laboratory technician, the career she initially pursued. Born and raised in Des Moines, Wonders has lived in Story County since 1972. She got her bachelor’s in elementary education from Upper Iowa Univesity in 1990. She substitute taught in Nevada, Colo-Nesco, Gilbert and Roland-Story schools for several years before being hired at Colo-Nesco full-time. She has been the fourth- through eighth-grade special education teacher for 13 years. Wonders said she has most enjoyed teaching special education, because of the variety. “I never teach the same thing, because every year my students have different needs. My biggest reward has been seeing the kids succeed,” she said. She and her husband live on an acreage in rural Nevada. Following retirement, she plans to spend her time sewing, gardening, crafting, reading and having more time with her grandkids. “I also plan to continue substitute teaching,” she said.

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