After 21 years of service to Decorah Community Schools, Kim Sheppard has informed the DCSD Board of Directors  and Decorah High School staff, families, and students of her intention to retire at the end of the current school year.

Mrs. Sheppard reflected, “I am especially proud of the work of the Decorah High School staff as we researched and implemented a variety of new classes, including those that are rigorous and challenging; developed a new class schedule based on the needs of our students; and put interventions in place designed to assist our students in the development of the skills needed to be successful beyond the high school setting.”

“Mrs. Sheppard is one of the finest educators with whom I have had the pleasure of working. She is dedicated to success for each student and is tireless in her efforts to create high quality learning and extra-curricular experiences. I am incredibly grateful for her service to our district.” said Decorah Superintendent, Mark Lane.