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Spanish teacher Barbara Lipnick retires after 28 years of teaching at West.

Retiree: Barbara Lipnick

Naomi Walker, Reporter May 23, 2018

Q: How long have you taught at West and all together? A: I have taught 35 years in the Davenport Schools, and I have taught at West for 28 years.   Q: Where did you go to college? A:...

“Be kind and work hard. That is what I always told Jacob, Ben, and Max [sons] and my students. You have two priorities in life: one, be kind, especially to people you love like your mom, dad, friends, boyfriend/girlfriend. Also, really work hard in school because you can’t come back. What the world needs now is love, sweet love, that is the only thing there is just too little of.”
-Spanish teacher Barbara Lipnick

Women of West: Barbara Lipnick

Naomi Walker, Reporter March 8, 2018

“I lived in France, Spain, Mexico, New York City, and I’ve been to Rome, but I think really when I’m happiest is when I’m walking on the Mississippi River. There is a bike trail right by my house...

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