About the Teacher

  • Hello 2nd Grade Families! 
    I am excited to be your child's 2nd grade teacher this year! After graduating from the University of Montana in 1990, I spent my first six years  teaching in Everett, WA and Arlee, MT.  I came to Chief Charlo in 1996.  This is my 32nd year as a classroom teacher.  My experience includes teaching first through fifth grades.
    My husband, Pat, and I are native Montanans. We feel fortunate to have raised our sons, Matt and Ryan, in Missoula near our extended families.  We spend lots of time hiking, biking, skiing, and gathering at our family cabin at Georgetown Lake. Pat is the business director for MCPS.  Our boys have recently gotten married and moved out of state. Matt and his wife, Kate, live in South Bend, Indiana. Matt is pursuing his graduate studies at Notre Dame and Kate teaches 2nd grade (Go Irish!). Ryan is a recent UM graduate.  He and his wife, Isabella, just moved to Salt Lake City. Ryan is working remotely for the Bozeman software company, Foundant, and Isabella is a graduate student at the University of Utah (Go Griz & Go Utes!).
    I am looking forward to our year together!  If you need to reach me before school begins or during the school year, my number is 728-2400 (ext 4953), and my email is lmchugh@mcpsmt.org.  
    Mrs. McHugh
                                         Pat and LaurieMatt and KateRyan and Tizzy