AEA 267 employees honor slain educator with run

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Sarah Knudsen, Dr. Mary Stevens, Justin Stockdale and Beth Strike at the IMT Des Moines Marathon on October 18.

Four AEA 267 employees ran in the IMT Des Moines marathon last month as part of a team that raised over $25,000 for the Ed Thomas Foundation. Thomas, a teacher and coach with the Aplington-Parkerburg Community School District, was gunned down in June, allegedly by a former student. The team, known as Team Thomas, was coordinated by AEA 267 Bremwood principal, Justin Stockdale, and his brother, Matt. Over 30 runners took part including Dr. Mary Stevens, AEA 267 Area Director of Special Education; Sarah Knudsen, AEA 267 Special Education Coordinator; and Beth Strike, AEA 267 Communication Specialist. Stevens, Kundsen and Strike participated in the half-marathon while Stockdale ran the full marathon. (Amazingly, Matt Stockdale ran the marathon twice within a nine-hour period as part of a promise to the team to motivate fund raising efforts!)

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2 Responses to AEA 267 employees honor slain educator with run

  1. Kerri Wilson says:

    Great job to all of you and to Team Thomas. What a great way to remember his leadership.

  2. Moria Brown says:

    We enjoyed hearing about the training and success of this event. It was an honor to contribute to the fund and see it grow.

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