Mrs. Pugh's Second Grade


Meet Mrs. Pugh



Hi! I'm Mrs. Pugh.


This is my 37th year as a teacher at Kolling!  I graduated from Valparaiso University and hold a master's degree from Purdue. Over the years, I have taught 3rd grade, 4th grade, and of course 2nd grade. Second grade will always be my favorite!


Five years ago, my husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary in Greece. We have 2 children: Tony, who graduated from Rose-Hulman as a Mechanical Engineer in 2012, and Melanie, who graduated from UIndy in 2014 and Purdue University as a Pharmacist in May, 2018.



We also have a Yorkshire terrier named Zoe.


Here is a picture of us at Melanie's wedding in 2017.


Here is a picture of us from 2013


and in August, 2009 in Michigan.

Here are some things you might like to know about me.


*Favorite colors: teal, crystal blue, and pink


*Favorite foods: pizza, salmon, grilled chicken Caesar salad, spaghetti, filet mignon, double-baked potatoes, iced tea


*Favorite treats: Tony's brownies, Melanie's strawberry jello-pretzel dessert, watermelon, Walker's Scottish Shortbread cookies, strawberries, Culver's chocolate frozen custard, Edy's strawberry ice cream


*Favorite things to do: read books and watch my

kids' soccer and basketball games.


*Hobbies: collecting Liddle Kiddles, dolls from when I was a little girl. Here are my favorites,

from left: Liz Locket, Telly Viddle (she came with a liddle TV set), and Slipsy Sliddle (she reminds me of my daughter when she was young!).


*Other collections: Hallmark ornaments (Frosty

Friends and 8 other series), Teddy bears, snow globes, Trixie Belden books, Precious Moments, Cherished Teddies


*Favorite stores: Target, Barnes and Noble, Macy's, Best Buy, Bed Bath and Beyond, Dress Barn,, and Hallmark.


       *Favorite restaurants: CoopersHawk, Little Italy in Dyer, Olive Garden, Culver's,  Panera Bread, Gino's in Merrillville, Stacks in Valparaiso, and El Salto.


       *Favorite books: Harry Potter series, followed by

        MYSTERIES like Sue Grafton's series, the Melanie Travis series, the Mitford series, and just about anything else I can get my hands on in the summer!


*Music: Oldies, Light rock, and Country music.


*Favorite games: Pictionary, Clue, Michigan .


*Favorite TV shows: N.C.I.S., This Is Us, The Big Bang Theory, Say Yes to the Dress, Jeopardy, America's Got Talent, and The Voice.

 Older favorites are Monk, The Brady Bunch, Smallville, MASH, Family Ties, The Wonder Years, Boy Meets World, MacGyver, The Cosby Show, and Full House.


*Favorite movies: Back to the Future (all three), Hoosiers, Field of Dreams, The Blind Side, Up, Harry Potter (the first three), Grease,  Gone With the Wind, National Treasure, Secretariat, Seabiscuit, Finding Nemo, The Parent Trap, Legally Blonde, Elf, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, A League of Their Own, Troop Beverly Hills, Camelot, and Brigadoon.


*Stuff I just LOVE: my family, Crystal Lake, having hundreds of fonts on my computer, Vera Bradley, walking, eBay, Tupperware, 68 degree sunny days, matching sets of anything, fun colorful sweaters, math, rainbows, a clean house and neat desk, Purell, roller coasters, manatees, Snoopy, Teddy Bear Town, creating my website, happy endings.


*Stuff I do NOT like: spiders, scary movies, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, being disorganized.