Kay Mcintosh Naugle

Profile Updated: October 29, 2011
Kay Mcintosh
Year of Graduation: 1967
Residing In: Diana, TX USA
Spouse/Partner Name: Jim Naugle, an Okie from Tulsa
Occupation: Retired Teacher
Children: Not a one! When I was a kid, I informed Daddy that I was going to have 12. (I had just read the book, More…"Cheaper By the Dozen".) He looked at me for a moment, then solemnly said, "You should think about that, Sister." Ha! But I became a teacher and I had thousands of kids--still love them all!
Yes! Attending Reunion

After graduation, I went to ETBC for 2 yrs., then transferred to North Texas, where I earned my bachelor's and masters degrees in English and audiology. I met and married Jim in Dallas in 1979. We moved back to East Texas and built a home north of Marshall.
I taught English for several years at Longview High School. At the urging of Shirley Williams, LHS's wonderful department chair, I flew to Vermont one summer and attended Middlebury College's Breadloaf School of English. There I studied with outstanding university professors in the fields of literature and writing, whom I had previously known only through their books and research I'd read. Just as wonderful were the teachers from across America with whom I lived, ate, talked,laughed, and studied more in that one summer than I had in all my previous years as a student and teacher! This little country girl was awestruck! But the most wonderful thing that happened to me that summer occurred in what was called their Apple Cellar--a networked lab with those first tiny baby Mac computers! They changed my life as a teacher and a writer! No longer was I limited by the worst visual motor coordination disability a person could experience on the now antique typewriter, or the frustrations of handwriting and erasing. Almost immediately after I returned home, Joan Grimes Foster and Janis Canion and I began writing a grant to add an Apple computer writing lab at Longview High School. As the lab teacher and manager, I taught there, side by side with brilliant and wonderful student assistants. (I would love to have a MacLab reunion with all of them!!) Work in the lab was so much "fun" and so rewarding that I sometimes felt I should be paying the school district, not vice-versa. It was wonderful to see students (and teachers) embrace computers for the first time and become empowered as writers. (Am still a Mac addict.)
I taught my last two years at Lewisville High School, another great school that was multicultural and again, a wonderful place to teach.
After retirement, I loafed for several years, but eventually became a Sunday School teacher for kids, and it was love all over again. Much younger kids, but just as wonderful! My little Christians amaze me with their depth of understanding and their faith. (They teach me more than I teach them!)
Life is good!

MHS principal during your High School years, or your favorite teacher:

Mr. Roark, of course--very nice to me. Favorite teachers: Grace Grimes-Jr. English, who gave me that joy and love for writing; Mary C. Lea-Newspaper; Nell Hall-geometry; J.T. Ray-Tennis Coach and Tommy's dad; Mr. Matheny--God bless him. I couldn't carry a tune, but I was in choir all 4 years because I loved it so much! (Thank you, Mr. Matheny, for putting up with me.) Jane McGill, history; Flossie Powers, history, at Wm. B. Travis Elementary. These are my favorites!

School Memories:

Going to the Sonic during study hall with Dorothy Kay Taylor and Jerry Sullivan for a cherry lime squeeze.

My Life After Graduation:

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Nov 11, 2016 at 4:35 AM

Happy Birthday. Wishing you a Blessed Day.

Nov 11, 2015 at 3:33 AM
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Aug 26, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Have a wonderful birthday, dearest Janet!
Love, Kay

Feb 10, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Happy Birthday, John!