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Behind the Chalkboard, April 25

Welcome to Behind the Chalkboard, which gives readers an inside look at the teachers in the community, why they do what they do and a glimpse of their lives outside of the classroom.

Lori Hudleson

First-grade teacher at Mitchell Elementary School

Teaching for 22 years; seven years in Boulder City

From California, but all of her children attended schools in town

Why did you become a teacher?

I taught in a preschool and had to do two practicums. Once I worked with kids, I knew I wanted to do it full time.

What is your favorite part of teaching?

Definitely watching the growth in the students, where they begin and where they end.

If you weren’t a teacher, what would you be doing?

I’d definitely be doing something with helping people. Originally, I wanted to be a nurse.

What do you do for fun when you’re not teaching?

I’m a huge baseball lover. I watch my son play. My son is in college, so I follow college baseball. I also like playing tennis.

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