John Verdon, Retired Teacher, November 2020



John Verdon, Retired Teacher, November 2020


Interviewee: John Verdon
Interviewer: Jared Verdon
Date: November 14, 2020
Format: Video recording, Zoom
Location of Interview: Lansing, Iowa
Transcriber: Jared Verdon
Additional Transcription Equipment used:
Project in association with: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire


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November 14, 2020


Jared Verdon


Alexis Polencheck


John Verdon was born and raised in Lansing, Iowa. After attending college, John had a long and successful teaching career at Waverly Shell-Rock High School in Waverly, Iowa. John Verdon is currently retired and resides in the town that he was born and raised in. In this interview, John Verdon illustrates how COVID-19 affected his life, his family, his friends, and the small midwestern community he lives in. He discusses the rising number of COVID cases raging across the United States, on leadership response to the pandemic, how individuals that he knows responded to the virus, and what impact COVID-19 has on our future.

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