Retired teacher and school administrator Don Bain, shown here speaking at an event last week to honor Iola High School’s first-ever girls basketball team, will get his turn in the spotlight Friday, when he’s recognized for his 32 years of service to USD 257. Seated next to Bain is Nan Yokum, coach of the first Fillies basketball team. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register
Don Bain’s DNA is embedded in Iola High School.
He taught science there for six years, the last two as assistant principal. He then served a dozen more as principal, then 14 as superintendent of schools — 32 years in all.