Loving The ‘Ah-Ha’ Moment

Kaila Bohlman turns the table on this photojournalist during the morning yearbook class at Payson High School.

Kaila Bohlman turns the table on this photojournalist during the morning yearbook class at Payson High School. |

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Lindsey Smith

Name: Lindsay Smith

School and subjects taught: Payson High School, English and yearbook

College degree and major: BA in theater and English

Years teaching: Four

Why do you teach: I love the “ah-ha” moment, but I also wanted to be influential to several people all at once without being a politician.

Personal motto / words of wisdom: If it’s to be, it’s up to me.

Family: My lovely child Mackenzie, who gives me a reason to smile every day.

Pet peeve: Lazy gum chewers who don’t put their gum in the garbage when finished with it.

Favorite hobby or leisure activity: Writing poems, stories and plays, plus laughing.

Person in history you’d most like to meet and why: Shakespeare because he was so very clever with word play.

Why Payson? Good people and great climate — although I miss the Montana cold.

In school, who was your favorite teacher and why? My seventh- and 12th-grade English teachers — they gave me lots of writing assignments on creativity.

What was your favorite subject in school and why? English — I have always been good at it.

What was your favorite year in school and why? Seventh-grade — fun and creative.

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