Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Boggs


Paige Schneider, Staff Reporter

Where did you grow up?

I’m originally from Scottsbluff. I graduated from Scottsbluff high school in 1988.

Did you stay in Scottsbluff your whole life?

I left for ten years, to go off to college, and then I opened stores for the Buckle, and I met my husband in Indiana. After we had kids we decided to move back here.

What was your first job?

My original degree was in business administration. So I worked in the home office for the buckle in Carnie, the same place where I went to college. I worked for them first, and then I opened stores and managed those. Then, when I moved back to Nebraska, I got a job selling insurance and investments for Horace Mann. I did that for another 8 years and then moved on to education when I was 35.

What motivated you to switch professions?

I think I loved the schedule, is why I did it. My kids were entering school at that time and I wanted my schedule to match theirs so I could have summers and vacations off with them.

Was being a librarian your first choice as opposed to being a teacher?

No, because my endorsement is business, but the opening at the time was the library position, so Mr. Hubbard just asked me if I would like to be the librarian. At first, I thought, “Gosh, why would I want to do that? I’m not a librarian.” But once I got into the position, I went ahead and got my endorsement in library and I love it. Its similar to retail.

What’s your favorite part about the job?

Talking about the books, and recommending books to students.

What’s your favorite type of book?


What’s your least favorite part about your job?

It’s hard for me to just spend office time planning. I love to be out in the library and around the teachers and the students. I think that’s the hardest part of my job, but I wouldn’t say that I don’t like it.

How do you feel about the new library?

I’m excited. I think it’s going to be incredible. I just hope it’s still the central hub that people want to come to and hang out and bring their classes to, and I hope its a center for knowledge.

Are you involved in any clubs?

Book club. Book club meets the first and third Friday of every month, and we just pick a book every quarter and read it, and then talk about it. It’s fun. We’re going to start again in March because the library is kind of in chaos right now. Everyone’s welcome, anyone can come. This is the 10th year we’ve been doing this.

What’s it like working at the school that your children attend?

It’s great for me, I don’t know how it is for them. It’s great because I know who their friends are, and what classes their taking, and what’s going on with them.