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Geneva teachers hit 25-year mark

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  • Second-grade teacher Maggie Alfredson helps answer a question for a new student during the first day of school Wednesday at Mill Creek Elementary in Geneva.

       Second-grade teacher Maggie Alfredson helps answer a question for a new student during the first day of school Wednesday at Mill Creek Elementary in Geneva.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Brady VanRossum, 5, of Geneva, holds on tight to his mom, Carrie, while lining up to head into kindergarten during the first day of school Wednesday at Mill Creek Elementary.

       Brady VanRossum, 5, of Geneva, holds on tight to his mom, Carrie, while lining up to head into kindergarten during the first day of school Wednesday at Mill Creek Elementary.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • "Every year it's hard. ... Oh my gosh is it hard, but she is really excited," said Charisse Dougherty of Geneva after she photographed her daughter, Madeline, 5, on her way into the first day of school Wednesday at Mill Creek Elementary.

       "Every year it's hard. ... Oh my gosh is it hard, but she is really excited," said Charisse Dougherty of Geneva after she photographed her daughter, Madeline, 5, on her way into the first day of school Wednesday at Mill Creek Elementary.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

It was the first day of school Wednesday in Geneva School District 304, and at Geneva High School, two educators were celebrating a quarter century in the classroom.

According to the district website, teachers Sue Khalaieff and Kevin Gannon have been to 25 first days at the high school.

In addition to teaching science and serving as science department chair, Gannon has coached high school baseball and basketball and most recently the high school's Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering team.

In addition to teaching social studies, Khalaieff has served as social studies/world languages department chair and model UN sponsor.

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