I originally began teaching at Timber Creek when it was Livingston Elementary, back in 1998. I taught 3rd, 4th, and then moved to Livingston Intermediate to teach 5th grade. When my sister-in-law, Jan Tope died from cancer, I took her place there as the ESL teacher. My husband, Doug, and I moved to OK in 2004, where I taught elementary and middle school ESL. I have come full circle and am back to teaching 3rd grade right down the hall from where I was in 1998.
I started teaching in my current 3rd grade position when the previous teacher retired midyear. I was supposed to start in January of 2017. I signed my contract on Dec 1, but broke my kneecap in a bicycle accident on Dec 2, which delayed my start date. I started on Jan 30. I enjoyed the school admin and colleagues and had such a wonderful 3rd grade team, that I signed a contract for this current year.
I am married to Doug Loafman, whom I met in college. We married on Sept. 8, 1979. Doug taught Spanish and History in the same classroom at Livingston High School for 23 years. We moved to OK in 2004, where he was born, and he became a minister of the gospel. We have returned to TX, and Doug is the associate pastor at Central Baptist Church here in Livingston.
We have 3 sons and 10 grandchildren: Matthew is married to Randi, and they have 6 children: Lexi, Luci (my namesake), Luke, Levi, Landry, and Lane. They live and teach in Waxahachie, TX. Caleb is married to Andrea, and they have 4 children: Enoch, Noah, Josiah, and Cora. They live in Davenport, IA, where he is a foreman for a landscaping company. Micah lives in Fayetteville, TX, where he is an apprentice to an electrician.
I love to travel and have traveled to many countries around the world. I love to travel around the U.S., as well. My favorite place to be is the passenger seat of our car. I love to read, especially the Bible and books about the Bible. I also love to ski, but my skiing days may be over after breaking my kneecap!