Diane Henning ending 42-year career in Anoka-Hennepin schools
As the kids were packing up for the last day of school, Diane Henning won’t be far behind.
The Wilson Elementary School principal is retiring from a 42-year career in the Anoka-Hennepin School District at the end of this month.
“How lucky am I,” said Henning while looking around Wilson and looking back at her career in education.
She has been the principal at Anoka’s Wilson for the last six years, but has taught in many elementary school classrooms throughout the district during her tenure spanning more than four decades.
“I love the work and I love the kids, but the other part of my life is beckoning and I need to hear that call,” said Henning as the school year and her career were wrapping up. See more in Editor Mandy Moran Froemming’s ABC Newspapers story.
PHOTO: First-grader Aidan Thorsten, chosen as a Wonderful Whirlwind – students awarded for being “caught being good” – gets a handshake and a pencil from retiring Principal Diane Henning. (Photo by Mandy Moran Froemming, ABC Newspapers)