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Celebrating 40 Years of Teaching Service, Miss Deb Larned!

Deb Larned receiving a longevity pin Marana Unified School District is celebrating Miss Deb Larned, an exceptional teacher who has served the District, our families and countless students for 40 years!

Currently, Miss Larned is a second grade teacher at Coyote Trail Elementary School. She was recently named Tucson Local Media’s Best of the Northwest Teacher of the Year. 

Miss Larned began her career in MUSD as a substitute teacher at the former Thornydale Elementary School in 1980. She was officially hired as a first grade teacher in 1982 and she helped open Roadrunner Elementary School, Ironwood Elementary School, and Twin Peaks K-8 School. 

Miss Larned has taught students in first, second, fourth and fifth grades at MUSD. During her tenure, 36 of those years were teaching second grade students! She is the epitome of service, which she demonstrated through her multitude of commitments serving on committees and professional organizations including Marana Education Association, Arizona Education Association and the National Education Association. 

This school year is the final year Miss Larned is teaching and she is shifting into her well-deserved retirement. Thank you for your tireless service to education!