School is already out for the summer, but the cafeteria at Holley Navarre Intermediate School was packed June 8 with people saying their goodbyes to retiring guidance counselor Linda Johnsen.
Sandy Weaver, a fellow teacher at HNIS, said it was Johnsen’s “heart for these kids and her willingness to stop and take care of a kid in need” that made her a great educator and a mentor to other teachers.
Johnsen has been a public educator for 37 years. With her husband Eddie being in the military, she has taught in seven states and 11 schools. She began her teaching career in Texas and also has taught in California and North Dakota. However, she has been a member of the HNIS family since 1996.
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