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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Donna Massin retires after 25 years educating Wrangell's students


Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Donna Massin retired after 25 years as an educator in Wrangell schools. She began her career at Evergreen Elementary School and finished at the high school.

With a quiet demeanor and a head for mathematics and physics, one teacher has helped Wrangell's students understand all those calculations for a quarter of a century.

After 25 years, teacher Donna Massin has decided X plus Y equals retirement. Last Thursday, she dismissed class for the last time at Wrangell High School and began a new chapter in life.

Born in Mount Edgecumbe, she has lived in Anchorage, Ketchikan, Seward and Gulf Port, Mississippi. "I kind of bounced around," she said.

Massin's father, Charles Fortenberry, was a military man from Mississippi, which is how she came to live...

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