It Was a ‘Kuhl’ 49 Years at St. Bede School

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Barb Kuhl, who was a teacher and administrator at St. Bede School for 49 years before retiring, is pictured with former Principal Ralph Valente.

Barbara Kuhl, who has graced St. Bede School’s campus for nearly half a century as a teacher and administrator, received a “drive-by” retirement celebration last week as the school year was coming to a close.
Teachers, families, and even the local fire department came by to pay their respects to Kuhl, who began her teaching career on campus in the 1971-72 school year.
At the drive-by event (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) honoring the longtime educator, St. Bede teachers wore custom “I’m Kuhl” facemasks as a tribute for the longtime teacher, who concluded her 49th year at the school.
“One of Barb’s greatest contributions to St. Bede School is how well she knows each child — inside and out, as a whole,” said Ralph Valente, the school’s former principal. “And she brought out the best in every one of them. When Barb’s students left St. Bede, they were prepared academically, socially and spiritually.”
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