Newest faculty will teach special education, American Sign Language


September 2, 2021

Larry Persily/ Wrangell Sentinel

Wrangell's newest teacher, Ann Hilburn.

Ann Hilburn and her husband had driven from Mississippi to Bellingham, Washington, to catch the ferry for her new job at Wrangell Public Schools. They made the 2,700-mile drive in four days. "It was long days," she said.

"The day we pulled off the ferry with our U-Haul and our pickup truck," the schools superintendent, principal and special education coordinator had planned to meet the couple at the terminal. But the ferry was early, and the welcoming committee missed the rendezvous.

"They had come to help us unload," Hilburn said of the group, which changed direction and headed right over...

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