MCHS Welcomes a New Teacher
By Holly Perry
Menifee County High School welcomes a new science teacher, Mrs. Charanda Fugate. Fugate is the new Biology I, Biology II, and Forensics Science teacher at MCHS.
Fugate graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and is in the process of getting a masters degree from Morehead State University. She majored in Wildlife Biology and minored in Biology. As well as teaching Biology and Forensic Science, she can also teach Chemistry.
Fugate started her teaching career as a substitute teacher at Powell County High School. She said, "A part of me always wanted to be a teacher. I used to play school when I was a child. I didn't realize that it was my dream to teach until I had already taken courses in other fields."
Fugate said, "I chose the word enlightening to describe my year at MCHS because I didn't have any preconceptions about what teaching would be like and through all of the wonderful people here I am learning the processes which have to be in place in order to run an efficient classroom. Through my experiences here I am able to grow and develop to better fit the learning needs of my students."
Fugate believes that her students are very dedicated and said her thoughts about MCHS before she came here have exceeded any expectation she could have ever imagined.
Though Fugate teaches science classes, her favorite subject is math. Fugate also loves photography and sewing. She said, “I find it relaxing.” In order to make the class more fun to teach, Fugate said she could incorporate photography into her classes through forensic science. She said, “Understanding how to properly photograph a crime scene is very important.”
Fugate said, "I enjoy teaching. I am very passionate about building that bridge that links students’ knowledge gained and being life-long problem solvers."