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