Degrees and Certifications:
Hi, My name is Mrs. Lux. This is my 29th year in education and my 22nd year as a teacher. I earned my Bachelors of Science degree from Central Michigan University, majoring in Childhood Development and minoring in Reading, in 1991. In 2005, I went on to earn my Masters of Science degree from the University of Michigan in Science Education, adding a Science minor to my bachelor’s degree, as well.
I started my teaching career as a substitute teacher before obtaining a full-time position as a 5th grade teacher. The last 10 years of my classroom teaching experience was spent teaching 7th and 8th graders Science. I worked as the department head for our schools 1st through 8th grade science department and as a liaison between the Middle school and High school science departments.
At the end of the 2009-2010 school year, I decided to retire so that I could help out with my growing family. I was the proud grandma of 3 grandchildren and enjoyed playing with them, plus 2 more for the next 7 years. As they began attending school or lived several states away, I found myself longing to be back in the classroom. In 2017, I headed back to the classroom to substitute teach. It was at that time that I knew I had and have been doing exactly the career I was called to do. I love being a teacher and children are my favorite people in the whole world.
This is my 3rd year working and subbing in NC. This summer I applied for and received my NC teacher certificate making me a NC certified substitute teacher. I am currently beginning my 3rd consecutive long term substitute teaching position here at YMES. I am excited to be working with your 5th grader, several of whom I had the pleasure of working with last spring in the 4th grade as the long term substitute for Mrs. Sears. YMES is a wonderful place to be and I couldn’t be happier to work with you and your children through December while Ms. Lafferty is out on leave.
Today I am the Mom of 3 adult sons and 7 grandchildren. I’m married to a retired Police Sergeant, who is working his second career as a postman. I love to sew, read, cook and travel. Right now, I am enjoying 3 of them. 😉