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Ms. Anne Moen, who has worked at BSM since 1991, retires this month.

Anne Moen

Ms. Anne Moen, a member of the maintenance department, has worked at BSM since her oldest child enrolled in BSM back in 1991. After twenty-eight years of coordinating events, setting up and taking down tables and chairs, and doing any housekeeping that needed to be done around the school, she has made the decision to retire.

After working at BSM for almost three decades, Moen has felt blessed to be able to watch the community grow, and she made many relationships along the way. “I’ll miss the people. I like being around the students; it’s very energizing and fun to see them and watch them grow. I also have a lot of good friends here that I’ll really miss,” Moen said.

Moen has also learned many valuable lessons throughout her experience. “BSM has taught me that it’s important to be around people that care about you. I’ve never had a job before where so many people care about you, and if something happens in your life, they are there for you,” Moen said.

Working behind the scenes of events wasn’t always easy, but Moen was able to partake in all the BSM traditions. “My favorite tradition is definitely the Christmas Mass because it’s just a nice time of year; everybody comes together, and the seniors get together to sing. It’s very refreshing and cozy,” Moen said.

Beyond hoping to simply relax and spend time with her family after June 14, which is the day she will be retiring, Moen a few plans for her future but not too many. “I am going a Disney Cruise this summer which is very exciting, but I don’t have a lot of specific plans. I am really involved in genealogy and finding more about my family history so I will probably spend some time doing that and just taking it easy,” Moen said.

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