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Principal Brent Jeffers retires after 25 years


Anthony Ruiz

Anthony ruiz / Sun-Telegraph Throughout Thursday's open house held in his honor, retiring Central Elementary Principal Brent Jeffers spoke with friends, family, community members and former teachers, some of whom he said he hadn't seen in years.

When Brent Jeffers came to Sidney in 1991 to become principal of North and South elementary schools, his first administration position, he expected it to be for only a short time before moving on.

"I came here to be here for three years," Jeffers said. "In my line of work, you need to get some experience as an administrator, and I needed that experience so I could land another job in Colorado. Go back home."

Twenty-five years, dozens of teachers and hundreds of children later, Jeffers is ready to move on to the next chapter in his life, but not from Sidney, as he retires after nearly 39 yea...

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