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Wrapping up a purpose-driven career

Retiring assistant to the superintendent Sharon Throop served nine Cheney School District leaders over 34 years


Last updated 8/30/2018 at 9:02am

John McCallum

The Cheney School District will lose a lot of institutional knowledge and history when assistant to the superintendent Sharon Throop retires on Aug. 31.

When Sharon Throop saw the help wanted ad from the Cheney School District in a local newspaper, she thought such a position might carry something unique from other administrative posts.

"Working for a school district felt like a purpose of some kind," Throop said recently.

So she applied, interviewed and was hired to be the assistant to the superintendent. That was March, 1984.

Today, Throop is scheduled to enter retirement on Aug. 31 - 34 years and nine superintendents later.

"The district has been my "home" for over half of my life, and there could not have been a more amazing place to sp...

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