Three new teachers have been hired by the Logan school district, two new teachers in House and one in San Jon. The Ag teachers in House and San Jon were out of town this week for state fair, so their profiles will be run next week.
Colleen Kulback, originally of Albuquerque, joins the Logan staff after having substituted in a number of schools including Carlsbad, Tucumcari and Logan.
She is teaching eighth grade English, high school communications/drama, and eleventh grade forensics/fine arts.
Kulback received her bachelor’s degree from University of New Mexico in 1986, continued her education at Eastern New Mexico University, and completed a master’s degree in counseling through Covington College in 2003.
Kulback said she enjoys hunting, back-packing, running, horse-back riding and swimming. She said she also enjoys singing, acting, gourmet cooking and “going to the big city”.
Logan’s newest communications teacher said she hopes to make learning new and exciting, to motivate her students to do their best, and to be someone her students can always trust.
“We are all a family who should work together, play together, encourage one another, disagree in an agreeable manner, and communicate with one another,” said Kulback.
She is married to Stephen Kulback and they have three children.
Roy native, Christina Tompkins, begins her teaching career as the fifth grade teacher at Logan. Tompkins received her bachelor’s degree in May 2003 from New Mexico Highland’s University.
Tompkins, who has one child, said she enjoys camping, fishing, and spending time with her family which includes a poodle and three rabbits.
Tompkins said she hopes her students keep a positive attitude both inside and outside the classroom and succeed in their school work as well as other out-of-school activities.
“I have really enjoyed working here with the students and staff,” said Tompkins. “I have learned a lot from everyone here and their positive attitudes help out tremendously.”
Angie Fly, originally of McComb, Miss., is teaching fine arts at Logan this year and directing after-school activities. She received her education at University of Maryland, graduating in May 2003.
Fly joined the Logan staff after working in Spain for four years as a recreation specialist and then in marketing for two years.
She is married to Bill Fly and enjoys dancing, traveling, cooking, and doing arts and crafts. They share their home with a black Labrador named Simba Sue.
Fly said she hopes to introduce new cultures to her students and add creativity in both music and art.
“Everyone has been very nice and have made me feel very welcome. I feel lots of support for my new programs,” said Fly.
Paula Tibbs joins the House School faculty teaching seventh grade math, Title I for Pre-K through sixth grade, and computer lab. She came to House after working in the seventh grade math lab at Santa Teresa Middle School in Santa Teresa and spending over thirteen years in bankwork and ranching.
Tibbs’ hometown was originally in the Albuquerque area but most of her family is from Portales and Clovis.
She said enjoys horse training, quilting, embroidery, cooking and singing, as well as camping and hunting with the family.
Tibbs said she appreciates how hard the employees of House School have worked to help her make a good transition into the school’s community.
“I consider myself fortunate to belong to a school and community such as House. My hopes for this year are to continue to increase the technology capabilities of my lab, assist the students with their reading and writing through Title I, and have my math class reach new levels of understanding towards mathematics,” said Tibbs.
She is married to Lesley Tibbs, and they have two children. The family has eight horses, three dogs and three rabbits.