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43 Years In Same Grade, Same School District

Cathy Flores Retiring From Mary Lynch Elementary After Career In Kimball Education

"It was always about the kids," said long time teacher Cathy Flores, reflecting on her 43-year teaching career.

Not many teachers will be able to beat Mrs. Flores' record and her exemplary dedication – 43 years in the same grade, first grade, and same school district, Kimball Public Schools.

After graduating from the University of Nebraska in 1977, she began teaching in Kimball in the fall of that year. She taught at West Elementary School for 35 years and completed the last eight years of teaching at Mary Lynch School.

Mrs. Flores didn't just have the experience in the classroom but ob...