O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier -

Recognizing 40 Years of Service


September 19, 2019

Mary Helfter

Mary Helfter began her teaching career as the Primghar High School softball coach in the summer of '79. The 1979-80 school year was her first full year as a high school math teacher. She filled that position for 10 or 12 years until partial grade sharing in math and science classes began and advanced to whole grade sharing between Primghar and Paullina.

Helfter reminisced a bit about how bringing students together instead of moving teachers back and forth gave her an opportunity to teach "some really fun classes." She looks back at Physics and Math IV being available because of the increas...

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