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Peter Bergman, after 22 years of teaching band in School District 833 and the last three at Park, will retire in June. He wanted to have his picture taken with some of his band students. Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner

Ending on a high note: Park High School music teacher retiring

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High points in Peter Bergman's 22-year career teaching band at Oltman Junior High and three years at Park High School came every day.


"It's rare when I don't have a moment during the day when I say, 'Yes, we got it,'" he said in an interview. "It energizes the students when they get it."

Bergman tells students when they don't get it and it stays with them, he said. "I think, as teachers, that that's what we're supposed to do."

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Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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