Principals & Teachers
Central Michigan University
Year Hired at GLCS: 2010
Mrs. LaPaugh feels so lucky to be teaching some of our youngest little Lakers at Glen Lake! She graduated from Central Michigan University with her teaching degree along with an Early Childhood endorsement and am highly qualified in both math and reading. She also has a Master’s Degree in administration and hopes to become a principal someday.
Mrs. LaPaugh lives in Empire with her husband, Eric, and their four free spirited children, Addisen, Kendyl, Hayden and Ryker, along with their tennis ball chasing, rock diving golden retriever, Kelty. They also have a funny farm with a variety of friendly and noisy animals keeping us all very busy! Eric currently works at Munson Medical Center as a therapist and has his own adventure based counseling practice, True North Counseling. The LaPaugh family loves to be outdoors in all kinds of weather, swimming, hiking, camping, fishing, biking, snowshoeing, sledding, skiing, you name it! They are very blessed to be living and playing in Leelanau County.
Mrs. LaPaugh truly believes children of all ages learn by inquiry! Children learn at all different paces and in all different ways. Through play, questioning, investigating, and reasoning, as well as making mistakes and celebrating successes, children can have ownership into their own learning while building on strengths as well as developing learning goals. She is incredibly grateful to be an educator at Glen Lake Elementary and to be able to learn so many new things from our children each year.