By McKenzi Johnson & Bethany Nutter:
This 2018-2019 school year has been an exciting one for English teacher Mrs. Lusk, as she joined the NCHS faculty and welcomed her newborn child Emmett Joe Lusk into the world. He was born on January 2nd at 9 p.m. Mrs. Lusk says he shares his middle name with his father, Jared, who has been a tremendous help.
Emmett was not due until January 22nd, but there were some minor complications, so he was delivered earlier. He is a happy and healthy baby and is now home with his parents and older brother Noah. “Being a mother is the most challenging and rewarding job I have ever had; I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world. I love my boys. My husband is helpful and supportive which makes everything so much easier,” Mrs. Lusk says, referring to her newborn Emmett and three-year-old, Noah.
Lusk will be spending as much time as she can “home with her boys,” and will return next school year. She adds that her older son has been a great big brother, helping with Emmett as much as possible. Meanwhile, she is still receiving support from many NCHS staff members such as Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Tucker who went to visit her recently with gifts from the English department.
Not only do the teachers have children at home, but several treat the students as if they were their own. Many students can be heard talking about how “motherly” the teachers are, particularly those from the English department. Whether they may be a new mother, or a mother to multiple children, Mrs. Lusk says, “There’s no single way to parent that works for everybody. Do what works best for you and your family because you will know what is best, and that is what’s most important.”
There is no doubt that Mrs. Lusk will continue to be a wonderful mother, and NCHS will be happy to welcome her back next year.