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Retiring Ellsworth teacher changed careers, focused on children

Deb Foy didn't set out to be a teacher, but once she entered the classroom, the skills she learned first proved valuable.

As a youth, Foy knew she wanted to go to college, she said. However, she began her university education at UW-Stout in Menomonie, headed for vocational rehabilitation. She had planned to become an interpreter--at least until she got into it.

"Í realized it wasn't for me," said the recent retiree from 28 years of teaching in the Ellsworth School District.

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Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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