I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from the University of Kansas. I taught fourth grade for 31 years in Wellsville. This will be my 3rd year teaching third grade. I have been married for 8 years to Darrel Hughes. I have 2 children, Emily (27) and Spencer Plush(24), and 2 step-children, Carissa (29) and Dalton Hughes (25). I like spending time with my family and friends. My favorite city is Las Vegas!