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Mrs. Abby Turgeon
Hello! I am Mrs. Turgeon and I am super excited to be teaching 6th grade at Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Secondary school. My family and I moved to this area last year when my husband, Mike, took the Head Track and Field coaching position at Minnesota State University- Mankato. I have two amazing kids, Drew (11) and Lola (8), and two dogs, Edith and Lambeau. We have enjoyed becoming part of the Lake Crystal community over the last year. I am thrilled that I will be teaching here now, as well.
I was born and raised in a small town, called Waunakee, WI. I grew up out in the country and enjoyed playing outside, pretending, writing and drawing. I was a very curious child and I had a big imagination. I was certain that I would become a professional roller-skater or a rock star. In high school I played almost every sport, but sadly I do not possess too natural athletic talent. I loved perfoming in plays and I was a percussionist in band. During my senior year I had an opportunity to teach and work with elementary school children. That experience led me down the path to becoming a teacher. I knew immediately that there was nothing better than buidling a connection with a student and helping him or her grow and push through a challege.
I went to the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse and graduated with my bachelors degree in 1-9 education in 2005. That year I took my first teaching job in an elementary school and I taught fifth grade in Onalaska, WI for 12 years. Last year, I was a fifth grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary school in Mankato. I love what I do and I feel very blessed to continue my career here at LCWM.
I am thrilled to be teaching science and Language Arts because they are my two favorite subjects! In my spare time I enjoy relaxing with my family, playing with my dogs and cheering for the Packers and Badgers. Crafting,sewing and watching my kids´ sporting activities are some of my favorite things to do. I love to laugh, tell jokes, eat good food and be with my friends.
This year is going to be a great year and I cannot wait to see what I learn from all of you!