Dorothy Kolstad's children and their
families have gifted an additional $5,000.00 to the Glasgow High School
Educational Trust, bringing their total giving to $35,254.00.
This giving is to honor their Mom
who taught for over 44 years in Glasgow schools. The positive impact she
has had on so many people’s lives is immeasurable.
Dorothy is the eldest of 8 children
born to Chris and Agnes Molvig. She grew up in Tampico, graduated from
Glasgow High School, and received History and Home Economics degrees in 1955
from Montana State University.
She entered her teaching career in
1955 at Glasgow High School, then taught at Glasgow Middle School, and
finished her career at Glasgow High School in 2009.
“Teaching has always been a passion
of mine, ever since I visited Tampico Grade School and completed 8 years
there. Tampico gave me a chance to help younger students because there were 8
grades in one room. I was the only girl with 4 boys in my class.
Over the years, I have taught
consumer science, Montana history, world history, American history, and
economics. Teaching summer school classes was also an interesting part of my
career. We took field trips outside of the classroom and visited other
schools. One of the most enjoyable was the summer school we taught and
learned field activities about Lewis and Clark at a camp on the Missouri
River. Many of my former students stop me and relate things they learned and
still use today. I feel very honored when they speak to me today about what
they learned or just about the friendship we established.
Being an ardent Scottie fan I have
developed many friendships with other schools. I am still proud and wear red
and white when I help out at tournaments and sell tickets at games.
Honoring me is a great gift and I
appreciate it. It is such an honor to be recognized for something you enjoyed
and was not just a job.”