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Name: Carol Moore

College you went to, major and degree:

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary and Special Education Master's degree in Administration

Where/what do you teach now?

Principal and Lead Teacher at Payson Education Center

Why do you teach?

I know this sounds cliché, but because I was meant to.

Personal motto / words of wisdom:

"Attitude--a little thing that makes a big difference."

Family:

My family comprises my husband in Miami, Ariz., two dogs, two finches (sitting on five eggs), one love bird, and five chickens. We have three grown children, five grandchildren with the sixth on the way. I also have three brothers and three sisters.

Pet peeve:

When students use the words: "Stupid," "I can't," and "Shut up."

Favorite hobby or leisure activity:

Hiking, canoeing, reading, and playing hearts or spades on the Internet.

Why the Rim Country? Because it's not Phoenix.

Person in history you'd most like to meet and why:

Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel), because I like his messages.

In school, who was your favorite teacher and why?

Ms. Brown -- she taught second grade and while in middle school, I was her student assistant. She gave me my first teaching experience and a sense of self-worth.

What was your favorite subject in school and why?

It was my psychology class during my sophomore year in high school. That's when I knew I wanted to work with teenagers.

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