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14 I The Lovell Chronicle I September 27, 2012 Craig Lundberg Jill Ferguson Llndsay Lindsay Four educators join L BY PATTI CARPENTER Several educators have accepted positions at Lovell Elementary School. CRAIG LUNDBERG Craig Lundberg has joined the staff of Lovell Elementary School as a fifth grade teacher. Lund- berg taught third grade in Burlington last year and is pleased to be working closer to home in Lovell. Lundberg grew up in Lovell and, after living for a period of time in Idaho, re- turned to Lovell where he and his family have lived since 2003. "I'm a new teacher here, but I'm not really new to the community," said Lundberg. Lundberg has 15 stu- dents in his classroom, which he feels is a good number that works well for the class. Lundberg attended Northwest College after high school, but then put his education on hold for a while after getting married and starting a family. The family moved to Arizona for a while and then to Idaho. While in Idaho, Lundberg went back to school at Ida- ho State University. When he and his family returned to Wyoming, he took advan- tage of a special program at Northwest College that allowed him to pursue his degree in elementary edu- cation on line while work- ing at the American Colloid Company in Lovell. "My boss was very sup- portive," said Lundberg. "He was great and support- ed my getting my degree." Lundberg is also coach- ing football and basketball at the high school level. "I love seeing those lit- tle faces light up like a light bulb," said Lundberg. "Espe- cially when you have a stu- dent who has been strug- gling for a while and then suddenly the light bulb turns on and he gets it." JILL FERGUSON Jill Ferguson joined the LES staffthis year as a kin- dergarten teacher. Fergu- son grew up in Basin. She earned her associate's de- gree at Sheridan College and earned her bachelor's degree in elementary edu- cation at the University of Wyoming. She also has a master's degree in elemen- tary administration. She hopes to work on a master's degree in literacy in the near future. Ferguson has taught third, fourth and fifth grade in the past. She taught for nine years in Rawlins. This is her first year teaching kindergarten. She said, for the most part, her class of 19 kids keeps her smiling all day long. "They are just so cute at that age," she said. "It's fun, it's a lot different than the other grades I've taught but it's really fun. It definitely keeps me on my toes and the day goes by fast." Ferguson lives in Powell where her husband is a police officer. She has two small children. "Right now we're just working on letters and sounds in class, but there are some kids who are ready to move on to sight words," said Ferguson. "I was kind of surprised that they knew as much as they did already." She said she thought the kids were "amazing" in how much they know com- pared to the kids she taught in Rawlins. "I think it's the staff, the parents, the fact that we have an amazing prin- cipal here and the over- all community effort here that makes this such a good school," said Ferguson. "This is one of the reasons we wanted to come back to this part of the state be- cause we knew how good the schools would be for our own children here." LINDSAY LINDSAY Lindsay Lindsay is also teaching kindergarten for the first time this year. Lindsay is a familiar face in the community. After run- ning her own daycare busi- ness for several years, she was a paraeducator for a few years, worked in the special education depart- ment of both the elemen- tary and middle schools in Lovell and was most recent- ly director of the Big Horn County Health Coalition. While working, she ob- tained her degree online through the University of Phoenix. She also has a de- gree in child development and an associate's degree in business. She has four school-aged children of her own who all attend Lovell schools. "I was able to work full time while attending school and it was perfect for me," said Lindsay. "It transi- tioned perfectly for me and teaching kindergarten has always been my first choice. That's what I do best, little kids. I'm literally addicted to being with kids and this is so much fun for me." Lindsay said being a teacher is a great job for a mom because she gets to spend her breaks with her children and can be home early most of the time. As both a parent and teacher, she said she feels she has a lot invested in playing her part to make the school sys- tem the best it can be, Lindsay has 18 children in her class and she said she is enjoying every min- ute of her time with them. "We have a good strong team here at the school and we work together to share our resources," said Lind- say. "We're setting their foundation in kindergar- ten and we're preparing them to keep up with the pace here. We can teach so much, while at the same time making it fun for the kids. It's not like these kids have heard it before or done it before, so it's important to make school a good first experience for them." SABREA HAUGE Sabrea Hauge has tak- en on new responsibili- ties as a paraeducator at LES, where she will assists teachers in the classroom. She was already working Correction on AYP score In last week's Chronicle an article about AYP/PAWS test scores reported that Lovell Middle School students scored 65 percent proficient on their AYP math scores. The group scored 86 percent on their AYP scores. Lovell's Healthy Living Program IS BACK! lO-week program promoting a healthy lifestyle begins Thursday, Oct. II, 2012. Classes are Thursdays from 5:30-7p.m. in the multipurpose room NEW HORIZONS CARE CENTER NBHH Clinic: 307-548-5201 Classes lead by Deborah Brackett, M.D. Sabrea Hauge staff in the school's after school program when she accepted her new position. "If someone needs a lit- tle extra help, that's where we come in," explained Hauge, who says that as paraeducator she is part tu- tor, part organizer and part motivator for the students. Although not required for the position, Hauge has a teaching certificate. She earned her elementary ed- ucation teaching degree at Montana State University in Bozeman in 2003. Since graduating from college, Hauge has worked as a substitute teacher, a nanny, and has worked in the Lovell Elementa- ry School after school pro- gram for about four years. She worked as a paraeduca- tor in Powell and as a Title I paraeducator at LES, work- ing with kids who need a lit- tle extra help with reading for a one year assignment. Hauge is originally from Big Timber, Mont., but she graduated from Greybull High School. She considers herself a "Mon- tana/Wyoming girl," since she has spent so much time in both states. "It's such a great com- munity of profession- als here at this school," she said. "Everybody sup- ports everybody. Everybody works together." Hauge feels very much at home in Wyoming and has lived in Lovell for sev- eral years. She plans to continue her work with the "pup's club" after school program at LES in addition to her new assignment as a paraeducator. T L0vell Ine Euorat Lovell Farmers' Market Fridays 4:30-6 pm Queen Bee parking tot Questions? 548-6707 DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS: Gross & Fine Motor Skills Cognitive & Speech and Language Skills Social Emotional & Self-Help Skills Vision & HearingScreenings Behavioral Health Screenings Watchlor details in nextweek's Chronicle! Early intervention services do not replace annual checkups by a physician. Club news Daughters of Utah Pioneers I 00egin year with handbags topic What's in your DUP bag? That was the question of the day on September 10 as the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Big Horn Compa- ny held their opening meeting and luncheon of the new season. Captain Mary Jensen welcomed everyone present. A mouth-watering luncheon served by the officers included sandwiches with all the trimmings and yummy desserts. The tables were graced with artistic purse decorations made by WillaDene Kraft. Patty Hansen shared a pioneer history story as her Museum Presentation. Mary Jensen gave a pioneer history about Eliza Jane Adair and pio- neers from Monroe, Miss., who left in 1846 to join the trek to Utah but ended up wintering in Pueblo, Colo., along with sick members of the Mormon Battalion. Guest speaker Laura Gerstner delighted everyone with her telling the history of "Handbags & Purses" be- ginning back in ancient Egypt and the centuries which fol- lowed. She shared many pictures of those in the museum in Salt Lake City as well as those different members had brought to share at the meeting. The October meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m. in the Lovell Annex. The combined camps of Park and Big Horn Counties enjoyed a convention on Sept. 14 in Powell. The theme of "Buttons and Bows" was delightfully carried out through- out the convention and luncheon. Speaking guests from DUP International were Iras Trover (ISDUP Regional Representative), Barbara Dorigatti (ISDUP 3rd Vice Pres- ident Lesson Committee) and Jolene Barker (ISDUP 1st Vice President Membership Committee). Donna M. Smith, Reporter DAR to hold monthly meeting The Big Horn Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their monthly meeting on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10:30 a.m., in the Governor's Room, at the Irma Hotel in Cody. The program is by Rosalie Miller on the Wyoming ghost town called Chance and the families who once lived there. The hostess will be Tracy L. Clark. For more infor- mation or a ride to the event call Tracy at 527-0031. The event is open to the public. Tax-Aide volunteers sought in Lovell The local AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program is seeking volunteer tax counselors to provide free personal income tax preparation and counseling to low and middle- income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and older. Volunteers are trained using IRS-provided training material and tax preparation software. Computer skills are required as most tax returns are filed electronically. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation's largest, free, volunteer-run tax assistance and .preparation ser- vice. Counselors electronic file most returns, to speed re- fund checks to taxpayers. Volunteers of all ages and back- grounds are welcome. A person doesn't need to be an AARP member or be a retiree to volunteer, or to receive tax prep- aration assistance from AARP Tax-Aide. Volunteers are needed for the program in Lovell. If in- terested, call Helen Saban at 307-765-4760 or email her at hlsaban@tctwest.net. Happy 75 th Birthday on Sept. 27 Learn how you can improve your child's developmental and educational growth! Communit]/ Ilealth Fa:r Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 8:30 a.m. to noon Lovell Community Center 1925 Highway 310 Local community providers will be there to supply information for children and adults. No appointment necessary. Celebrating 40 years of serving the community! Children's Resource Center RESOURCE CENTER 435 E. 5th Street, Lovell. 548-6722