Out of all the important subjects in school, you probably use English the most in your everyday life. Why else would we be required to take it every year? But English is no easy subject and definitely difficult to take a full grasp on, even if you have spoken it your whole life! Many of the men and women here at LHS in the English Department work extremely hard and have to stay on top of their craft to help us learn. I had the privilege to do my feature on Mrs. Pamela Spindler, one of our English teachers.
"I like to boss people around."
Mrs. Spindler didn’t always live in Utah. She grew up Back East living in Alabama, Virginia, Connecticut and Ohio – her favorite subject was English (fittingly). She graduated from Bowling Green High School in Ohio in 1981 and then came westward for Utah State University. She had always had a spark for human relations and loved to learn. It only made sense that it would lead to teaching.
“When I was little, my friends and I would play school and I was always the teacher – I like to boss people around…” she said.
Spindler has been a teacher for 12 years at various locations like Logan Middle School and Fast Forward. She now teaches exclusively sophomore English at LHS. Her favorite subject to discuss in class is government. She now resides in Wellsville with her husband, 8 dogs, 8 horses and three cats. In her pastime she likes to ski and fly with her husband in his private airplane.
Teacher of the Month
Some food for thought: These people have to deal with rotten, smelly teenagers for nearly seven hours, five days a week. Now, that's commitment. That's why here, we've dedicated a space for students to recognize teachers and their dedication. They deserve it.