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Thanks, Jean!

On December 31, 2017, Jean McLaughlin retired as Penland’s executive director, a position she had held since May, 1998. During her two decades at Penland School of Crafts, Jean led the school through a remarkable time of change, growth, and stabilization.

This is a slideshow assembled as part of a tribute to Jean at her last board of trustees meeting in November, 2017.

You can read more about Jean here and about her successor, Mia Hall, here.

Update, March 14. Here is a piece that Jean wrote about her time at Penland, published on the blog.