Marlington kindergarten instructor retires right after 40 several years

Diane Kuntzman has put in a life span at the front of classrooms.

Her desire in educating commenced when she and her good friends in her hometown of Wintersville, Ohio, would acquire to play school.

A number of many years later on, Kuntzman experienced her to start with “professional” expertise – as a 3rd-grader, she was picked out to direct a initial-quality classroom for an afternoon while the teacher attended a funeral. She was compensated with a pearl necklace.

Kuntzman never dropped the instructing “bug.” This thirty day period, she retired from Marlington Local Faculties just after serving as a trainer for 44 many years.

Kuntzman 1st arrived in the Alliance are when she enrolled at Mount Union School. Though pursuing her degree in education, she served as a college student-teacher in MaryLou Main’s third-quality classroom at Washington Elementary. That’s the place also achieved her mentor, Dorothy Ailes, who persuaded Kuntzman that kindergarten would be a very good fit for her demeanor and skills.