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Lexington Principal Spreads Humor in the World of Education


November 13, 2019

Back Row (L-R): Jill Paulsen (fifth grade teacher), Lesa MacLeod (fifth grade), Julie Terry (junior high and high school English), Shandel Fouts (fourth grade), Gerry Brooks (presenter), Janelle Deanon (sixth grade), Danelle Gibson (Kindergarten), and Tammy Edwards (first grade). Front Row (L-R): Kelsey Harry (librarian) and Emily Scofield (third grade).

Nine teachers from the Chinook School District travelled to Boise, Idaho, earlier this month to attend professional development with Gerry Brooks on November 2. The program was a stop on Brooks' Celebrate Educators Tour.

In October, Shandel Fouts, fourth grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School, saw an invitation on Facebook: "Hey, Boise, we are coming to you! November 2 at Borah High School." Since Fouts had heard about Brooks, a humorous and inspirational speaker, and even watched several of his videos, she thought: "Why not? Idaho is not that far away, and we don't have school...

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