Wednesday, July 09, 2008

From Finance to Food

Susan Turgeson, the Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences teacher of the year, began her adult life as an accountant. After ten years working in the finance departments of corporations including Coca-Cola and Chrysler, "a little voice" in her head reminded her she'd wanted to teach since high school. So, she went back to school, got her degree and now teaches consumer food science at Menomonie, Wisc., High School. This story from the Dunn County News isn't about accounting, at all, but it's a nice illustration of how far someone can go when they change careers to pursue a long-held passion.

Teacher of the Year has fun with food and science [Dunn County News]

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