June 16, 2024

Two retire from Green Hills

From left, Angie Hance, Green Hills Chief Administrator Jason Plourde and Diane Hoskinson as Hance and Hoskinson's retirement party earlier this year.

Green Hills AEA celebrated two retirements this school year: Angie Hance and Diane Hoskinson.

Hance has served as executive director of targeted services for three years, along with a number of other responsibilities, including overseeing mental health services, Early ACCESS Home Intervention, and the gifted and talented services.

Prior to becoming executive director, Hance worked as a school psychologist for 10 years and did various AEA administrative roles for 25 years.

Hance explained the early childhood aspect of her job was always her favorite.

“Even when I was a school psychologist, I always enjoyed going into homes or into preschools to evaluate children and to work with parents and preschool teachers and so forth and designing intervention,” Hance said.

Now that she’s retiring, Hance said she’s looking forward to e-bike trips with her friends, improving her golfing skills and spending time with grandchildren.

Hoskinson has been a speech teletherapist facilitator since 2013. Prior to that, she spent 36 years working for the Creston Medical Clinic, P.C. as an administrative secretary and medical transcription supervisor.

Despite making the career shift later in life, Hoskinson said the kids kept her coming day in and day out.

“Getting to know the students, watching them excel and learn and grow. It’s always different, every day is different and every session is different. Each child is their own unique individual,” Hoskinson said. “They run up to meet you in the grocery store and tell you hi, that’s great too. It’s been a wonderful second career.”

Now that she’s retired, Hoskinson said she’s looking forward to traveling, seeing her family in Wyoming and Omaha and hanging out more with friends.

Erin Henze

Originally from Wisconsin, Erin is a recent graduate from UW-Stevens Point. Outside of writing, she loves to read and travel.