My parents were both teachers. One was a college professor, the other was an elementary school teacher. So I can actually say that I grew up in an environment that most people did not. To me it was astounding that some of my high school friends decide NOT to go to college. That step was just a "given" in my home. I remember when I was little my father wrote something on a piece of paper and asked me to read it. As I read it to him, he said "you have a teacher to be thankful for knowing how to read that". Then he asked me what language the writing was in and I replied English. He then said "always remember many soldiers died to make sure what you are reading today is in English" This is a story I am sure has been forgotten in 99% of American families. It is of no doubt that I hold in high esteem the great teachers that have made so much difference in peoples lives. Please look at the great article I found about and Outstanding Joplin gifted teacher
Mrs. Hughes' Elementary Gifted Classroom
Wendee Hughes This is my 19th year in the field of education! I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. I attained my Master's degree in Teacher Leadership from Northwest Missouri State University. My Gifted Certification was earned from Drury University in the summer of 2008 and has since been my true fascination. Lastly, taking a two year technology training through Joplin Schools, our classroom is e-Mints certified.
I have been married to Brian Hughes for 24 years and we have two uniquely gifted children. Taylor is a Junior at Washington University in St. Louis, pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in French. My daughter Holly is beginning her first year at Missouri Southern State University pursuing a degree in the field of Psychology. They were both students in the Joplin Schools Gifted Program. This is my 8th year teaching at the Gifted Center. I am responsible for our district's Primary Gifted Program that includes 2nd and 3rd grade. It's very exciting to be a part of the Joplin Elementary Gifted Center!
Hobbies: reading, cooking, aerobic activity
Sport: Baseball - St. Louis Cardinals - catcher Yadier Molina #4
Food/Drinks: Mexican, Italian, cheesecake, coffee, Diet Dr. Pepper
Color: royal blue
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