Ken Lowell Larson grew up on the family farm in Northwestern (Grenora) North Dakota. Following high school, Ken attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology. After college, Ken moved to Port Townsend, Washington and started his school career as a speech pathologist in the Port Townsend/Port Angeles schools. Ken later moved to Seattle, Washington where he expressed his culinary and artistic talents by establishing both a catering and upholstery business. His next and final move was to Boston, Massachusetts where he spent 27 years as an administrator with the Rafael Hernandez School. Ken spent his professional life as the Director of Operations/Assistant Principal for the Rafael Hernandez School where he worked side by side with his great friend, Margarita Muñiz. Ken was an outstanding educator and administrator. He was instrumental in supporting Principal Margarita Muñiz and together, they made the Hernandez School an outstanding two-way bilingual school.
Ken’s passions included traveling the world. Each summer at the end of the school year, Ken Margarita took time out to explore the world. These places included Europe, Central and South America, Egypt, Norway, and the Galapagos Islands. Ken loved to cook and enjoyed foods from all over the world.