Penny Hagen

Posted at: 01/23/2013 8:12 PM
By: Laura Lee

 (ABC 6 News) -- Penny Hagen is a special education teacher at Southwest Middle School in Albert Lea.

"I'm fortunate enough to have smaller class sizes than other teachers, so we can do hands on things and having them a little bit more active in the classroom," says Hagen.

Although she has been teaching special-ed for 30 years she never intended on it.

"It was kind of an accident, and its one of the best accidents that ever happened," she says.

An accident that has proven to be a huge success.

"There's nothing else i'd rather do."