About the Teacher

  • McHugh Family Photo Hello!  I'm excited to be your child's 2nd grade teacher this school 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 30th year as a classroom teacher.  My experience includes first through fifth grades!
    My husband, Pat, and I will celebrate our 29th anniverary later this month.  Pat is the business director for MCPS.  We have two sons, Matt and Ryan.  Matt recently graduated from Carroll College and is working as a civil engineer for DJ&A here in Missoula. Ryan is a junior at the University of Montana, majoring in Management Information Systems.  We are thrilled to have them living in town! As native Montanans (Butte and Polson), Pat and I feel fortunate to have raised our boys near our extended families. We spend lots of time hiking and biking in the beautiful Montana outdoors and gathering at our family cabin at Georgetown Lake.
    I'm looking forward to our year together!  If you need to reach me before school begins, my number is 728-2400 (ext 4953), and my email is lmchugh@mcps.k12.mt.us. Otherwise, I'll see you on August 28th!