This will be my 29th year teaching in the Midway community. I grew up in the Paint Rock/Midway community and my parents still live in the Paint Rock community. I went to Paint Rock Elementary, Midway High School (back when Midway was 7th-12th grades), Roane State for my Associates degree, then to UT Knoxville for my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. I went to school with many of your grandparents and taught many of your parents. I feel very fortunate that my teaching career has allowed me to stay in one place long enough to have grand-students! My husband, Johnny, and I have one daughter, Jessica. She went through the Midway School system and graduated from Midway High School several years ago! She married her middle-school sweetheart, Ricky Henry (who is a middle school teacher at Ocoee Middle School in Cleveland, TN). I have two wonderful grand-children, Annabel (5) and Beau (who will be one in September).