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Thank you, Karin Obolewicz!

After a remarkable forty-two year career as a special education teacher, Karin Obolewicz is retiring this year from the Bow Memorial School. BMS was incredibly lucky to hire Karin in 2003 when she and her family moved to the area from Alaska. At that point she had already gained a career’s worth of experience working in every conceivable special education setting within the Anchorage public school system.

Over the course of the past sixteen years in Bow, Karin has been the eighth-grade team’s special education teacher where she has used her wealth of expertise to help countless students prepare for high school and beyond. This is just a small sample of the things Karin’s students have to say about her: “I will remember how she was so willing to help me with my missing work and would help me get caught up”, “Mrs O. always gets me to do my work,” and “She has a funny personality and will always make you laugh."

photo of Karin O taken on the playground

Karin Obolewicz

Forty-two years is a long time to teach. In that time Karin has made a tremendous impact upon the lives of so many. With her guidance, hundreds of students have gained knowledge and self confidence. Both the eighth grade team and the Bow Memorial School community will miss her so much, but we are so happy for her and wish her the best of luck in the next chapter of her adventurous life.