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Detroit Lakes native John Flatt has been the School to Work program coordinator since its inception in the mid-1990s. He plans to retire at the end of the school year.

Back to his roots

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"It's been an interesting ride."

That's how Detroit Lakes native John Flatt describes his 33-year career in education -- a career that began in industrial arts, and culminated in the development of the School to Work program at Detroit Lakes High School.


"It's certainly a major diversion from where I thought my original career plan was going to take me," added Flatt, who will retire as the district's School to Work coordinator at the end of the 2008-09 academic year.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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