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Teacher/coach to retire after 42 years

Gary Darnold never had a bad week

 

Gary Darnold in his classroom. - Roger S. Lucas photo

They say "still waters run deep."

That would be a good description of Gary Darnold, who informed the Grand Coulee Dam School District last week that he is retiring after teaching here for 42 years.

Darnold is soft spoken, but his eyes penetrate you like he is taking your measure.

It is highly unusual for a teacher, any teacher, to spend an entire career in one district. Darnold did, and will hang it up after this year's teaching assignment.

With a bachelor's degree from Washington State University and a master's from Eastern Washington, Darnold teaches math, and has since day one back in 1...



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