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Jean Wiest has spent the pst 35 years teaching in Special Education classrooms, most recently as Eisenhower High School in Goddard, and she loves it! Her teaching started in a very different setting, the Serendipity Special Purpose School at Winfield State Hospital and Training Center. She says she learned about syndromes, disabilities and teaching.
"When it comes to the basics, we all need the same thing - we're just differently-abled," says Jean. "It warms my heart to know that society now recognizes we want the same things in life, and some may need a different path to get there."
Jean is the mother of two, Chad and Nicole, and adores being grandmother to several between the ages of 6-18. She's finished the Bike Across Kansas trail four times and undaunted... finished the Colorado trail as well.
She has some dance experience, first learning the country two-step at the Harry Reese studio. Now, she says she knows the basics of rumba, waltz and salsa, but ONLY the basics. In addition to accomplishing this special dance routine, Jean has a few goals for her life. Because of her work with special needs persons, she wants to get involved with Special Olympics and learn American Sign Language for those that are hearing-impaired.
Her motto: "Life goes on. Keep on keepin' on and don't look back. There's nothing for you there."