Cooper announces retirement
Reardan Elementary principal to step away after school year
Last updated 12/23/2020 at 1:17pm
REARDAN – Elementary school principal Dwight Cooper gave the board his letter of retirement at the board's Dec. 16 meeting. Cooper's retirement will take effect June 30, 2021, completing a 25-year career in Reardan and a 47-year career in education.
Cooper arrived at the school in 1996. He took a tour of the school, where he quipped that he walked by the freezer in the break room to a horrid smell.
"It smelled like rats or something," Cooper said. "Turns out, all the frozen stuff had thawed."
Cooper's retirement letter noted that in his first year, a bad ice storm hit.
"Since then, I'v...