Kaye Pugh, 1st grade teacher at Weatherford Christian School, has officially announced that she will retire from teaching after 27 years of service. Kaye was originally a stay-at-home wife to husband Warren and mother of 3 children: Weston, Wyatt & Krissi for 17 years. Even then she substitute taught and after the kids were all in school, she went back to college full time to pursue and received a BS degree in Education from Angelo State University with a certification in Kindergarten.
Mrs. Pugh’s 1st job was here in Weatherford at Sam Houston Elementary, now Bill Wright, and Mr. Wright was her first principal. She says, “Mr. Wright’s influence of encouragement and support gave her a strong support for success.” She taught for WISD for 13 years and during that time she served on the Campus Improvement Team and the District Improvement Team. In 1995, she receive the nomination for the Miss Anna Hackett Award from her peers.
Then, in 2001 she was approached about helping to establish and grow a Christian school here in Weatherford, now known as Weatherford Christian School. Kaye says, “she felt blessed with the opportunity to help establish a Christian School where the hearts of children might be nurtured with God’s Word on a daily basis interwoven with a strong emphasis on academics; thus equipping them with a desire to serve and lead.” Kaye has taught first grade at WCS for 14 years now and played an instrumental part in its continued growth and success. She says the thing she will miss the most, “are the rich relationships she has formed with students and their parents each year.” Mrs. Pugh believes that a child may not remember all that she has taught them, but they will remember how she treated them. She has also instilled in each child that WCS graduates still recite till this day, that “it is never too late to correct a mistake.” She knows the importance and works on a daily basis to help students know they are safe, loved, competent, care for and confident.
Mrs. Pugh says retirement is not something she has looked forward to because “opening minds, touching hearts and holding hands of children has been my life for 27 years,” but she doesn’t look at it like retirement. She prefers to look at it as changing job descriptions and plans to sub and volunteer for WCS for years to come.
There will be a retirement celebration in Kaye Pugh’s honor on Sunday, May 17th at the South Main Church of Christ Fellowship Hall (originally was to be held in Rm. #109) from 1:00 to 3:00pm. In lieu of gifts, an annual scholarship fund in Kaye’s honor has also been established at Weatherford Christian School to help provide Christian education to families here in Parker County. Your donations are 100% tax deductible and help to further the mission of WCS which is, to provide a Christ-centered education where children are equipped for lives of Christian leadership and service. Donations can be mailed to Weatherford Christian School, Attn.: Kaye Pugh Scholarship Fund 111 E. Columbia St., Weatherford, TX 76086.