Lee Stevenson, fifth- and sixth-grade math teacher, Eagle County Charter Academy
Family: Husband, Mark, married 31 years; son James, 20, a sophomore at Valparaiso University in Indiana; and Grant, 16, a sophomore at Battle Mountain High School
Where are you originally from?: Globe, Ariz.
Where do you live now?: Eagle
Where did you go to college?: Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
How long have you been teaching at Eagle County Charter Academy?: Six years; 20 years in the Eagle County School District.
What got you into teaching?: “My own children; wanting the best for kids.”
Most embarrassing moment: “Oh my, lots to consider. I was doing a play and had lots of props, scenery, etc. in my room. A student needed something they had left on the counter, which was obstructed by the drama supplies. Rather than move everything, I crawled behind the scenery and onto the counter to retrieve the item. A voice informed me there was a visitor in the room – the principal to do my final observation for the year.
Favorite book: “Joy Luck Club.” (“I skied with the author at Christmas so it has to be.”)
Favorite movie: “The Sting”
Favorite food: “Pasta”
Your hope for the school year: “Everyone is healthy, safe, … and learns.”
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