The North Bend Eagle


Love of students kept trio in the classroom for 96 years

by Mary Le Arneal
Published 5/4/16

Three teachers with a total of 96 years teaching in the North Bend school system will be retiring at the end of this school year. Carol Murray, Chris Peterson and Peggy Yount have each spent the majority of their teaching careers in North Bend schools.

Retiring from NBEChris Peterseon works with a small reading group in her first grade classroom. She has spent her entire teaching career in North Bend.

Carol Murray started her teaching career at District 60 south of Cedar Bluffs for two years before coming to North Bend schools where she has been the past 29 years. Her first 13 years were at Morse Bluff Elementary, teaching third and fourth grades. In 2000 Murray moved to the high school where she has taught special education while serving as the cheer and dance sponsor for 12 of those years.

Chris Peterson has spent her entire teaching career in the North Bend school system. She taught first through third grade at the tower school for 24 years until it closed. She then spent a year teaching third grade at Morse Bluff Elementary before finishing with 13 years at North Bend Elementary in first grade

Peggy Yount’s path to North Bend was a little different. She taught 3.5 years in Grand Island before she moved to Colorado with her family. There she managed a school supply store. When the family moved back to Nebraska she worked in the records room of the Fremont Police Department. In January 1987 she was hired at NBC, teaching the first 1.5 years in fifth grade before making her home in second grade.


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