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Joan Hardie has been helping PR-B students with speech and socializing for 17 years. She retired at the end of the 2014 school year. Photo by Travis Grimler

Hardie came to PR-B to find her passion


Joan Hardie has been teaching speech and language for a combined 24 years, but she said her 17 years at Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Schools has been more fulfilling than the years before.

Hardie is a straight shooter. She pulls no punches when she tells you that she left her Lancaster, Wisconsin, home because of a severe lack of suitors.

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