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Judith L. Hunter

Name: Judith L. Hunter

School and subjects taught: Pine Strawberry Elementary School

College degree and major: Bachelor of Science with a major in education and a minor in psychology

Years teaching: 32

Why do you teach? I enjoy teaching. I love teaching reading. The people I work with are great.

Personal motto / words of wisdom: Eat it up. Wear it out. Make it do, or go without.

Family: My husband and I have a wonderful son who lives close to us.

Pet peeve: Littering.

Favorite hobby or leisure activity: I like to travel, especially on cruises. When I cannot travel I enjoy playing cards.

Person in history you’d most like to meet and why: I would like to have met Martin Luther King. He had the courage to confront civil rights issues in a time when it did, indeed require courage.

Why the Rim Country? I live in Strawberry, and that is because my parents moved here in the early ’70s. Of course my brother and I came too. Both of us are still here. I love this area’s climate and scenery. I have met many families and friends here. It is this wonderful community that has lured and kept me here all these years.

In school, who was your favorite teacher and why? I don’t think I had a favorite teacher. I liked school, and I especially liked literature. I remember a teacher named Mrs. Line who had us memorize a few lines from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in Old English. I can still recite them.

What was your favorite subject in school and why? See above.

What was your favorite year in school and why? I don’t remember any one year as being better than the next. I do have vivid memories of my fifth-grade year, spent in Cali, Colombia. I learned to speak Spanish and since I lived there during a revolution, I acquired a great love for my country and its government. When I returned to the United States I was never so happy, and have appreciated our country and have often felt so privileged to have been born here.

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