La Crosse School District honors retiring faculty members

Teachers and other faculty members were honored at the district’s annual retirement dinner Wednesday night.

One of the guest of honors was Karen Wilke, a teacher at  Longfellow Middle School.  

Wilke says while she’s excited for retirement, walking away from teaching and her students won’t be any easy task.

“Teaching is rewarding and I know that sounds cliché, but it keeps you young, you enjoy going to school every day. If you’re feeling down, you see the those faces and they just turn things around really quickly,” said Wilke

Wilke has been teaching for more than three decades