Cindy Brune first walked through the halls of Mary Purcell Elementary School in 1963.
“As a first grader (the school) seemed big,” she recalled. “I could hardly wait to get to school so I could learn how to read.”
This month, after 40 years of teaching at the school she attended as a child, Brune will walk through its halls one last time before retiring.
Brune received her Master’s in education with an emphasis on children’s literature from Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education in 1987.