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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun May 29, 2016

Midland principal to retire

Carol Rolf/Contributing Writer

PLEASANT PLAINS — Donna Clark, 50, is retiring after a 28-year career in education. She has been principal at Midland High School since 2008. “I am retiring due to health issues. I have two daughters and a husband that I want to spend more time with. I just want to be a mom; I just want to be a parent,” she said. “God, my family and friends and all the students whose lives I am allowed to help are my inspiration,” she said, reflecting on her years as a teacher and principal. “My husband, Mike, and my daughters, Shawnee and Sierra, are my greatest supporters. They willingly ... READ MORE

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