I am excited to take this opportunity to introduce myself, Mrs. Courtney Hughes, as your child’s kindergarten teacher for the 2014-15 school year. This school year will begin my ninth year teaching kindergarten at Straub Elementary. I am a graduate of Mason County High School. After graduating high school, I attended Morehead State University where I completed my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. From there, I married Jeremy Hughes, moved to Ripley, Ohio, and started working towards completion of my Master’s degree. I completed my Master’s degree in Reading and Literacy through Walden University in April 2008. Shortly after completing my Master’s, my husband and I were blessed with a beautiful baby girl, Olivia Rae, on April 29, 2008, who will begin her first grade year here at Straub Elementary. At the end of last school year, I completed my Rank I in Elementary Education (P-5), through The University of the Cumberlands. Jeremy, Olivia, and I are excited to announce that we will have a new bundle of joy in our lives in late September or early October 2014. Name will be announced once we all come to an agreement! :-) As you can tell, I love to learn and love to watch my students learn!