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Duffey receives Teacher Achievement Award


Zach Spadt/Pine Bluffs Post

Local teacher Sharon Duffey was presented a Teacher Achievement Award from Arch Coal Tuesday morning. Duffey is one of only 10 Wyoming teachers to receive the award in 2016.

Sharon A. Duffey was convinced her career path was firmly established as a piano performance major and private piano teacher. She had no desire to teach in a school setting – until the day she changed her mind.

"After graduating, my husband and I moved to Cheyenne," she said. "A friend mentioned that schools needed substitutes and suggested I check it out.

"My first assignment was music at East High, and my first class was concert choir," she continued. "As I began conducting, instructing, requiring higher levels of musicianship, the students responded. I felt the excitement of leading a...

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