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Marian Lacey (AR '97), a teacher and administrator for the Little Rock School District, has passed away at the age of 76.
During her 32 years in the Little Rock district, Marian taught English at Dunbar Junior High School, served as assistant principal at Central High School, and returned to Dunbar as the principal. She spent 10 years as principal of Horace Mann Arts and Science Magnet Junior High School, where she was named a Milken Educator in 1997. Marian then served as the district's assistant superintendent of secondary schools. After Marian retired in 2005, the Little Rock School District instituted the Marian G. Lacey Teacher of the Year Award, which is presented to a teacher in the district each year.