It's Wildcat Wednesday! Every Wednesday, we will spotlight a member of the LR Wildcat family.
This week we are introducing you to Chris Porter!
Head Cook at Upper Elementary
Tell us about your family (human and/or fur family):
I am the mother of two grown boys, both graduated from LR. Grandmother of three beautiful grand daughters and I have two wonderful daughter in laws. My husband Steve, and I have lived east of Rogersville since we married 44 years ago. I help care for my elderly mother, which also lives in Rogersville. I have a sister and a brother that graduated from Rogersville and live now in Springfield. I have a cat named Pudty that is spoiled rotten.
How long have you worked for LR?
This is my 6th year. I started in the middle of the year my first year
What is your favorite thing about working for LR?
My favorite thing is the kids!! The hugs and the smiles make my day! I also have some awesome friends here. We are all like family. We are LR!
What is something about you that might surprise people?
I worked as a Department Manager for 35 years at manufacturing company in Springfield and traveled to Singapore twice to train.
What is your favorite quote?
I am who I am.
What's the weirdest job you've ever had?
I first worked at Dairy Queen and actually went to Dairy Queen School to learn how to make their trademark curls and signature items.
What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
I would work with special needs and handicapped people.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Be a "ROCKSTAR" sing and play the guitar.
What do you like to do when you're not at school?
I love to be with my grand daughters and my kids. I am active with my Queen City Sertoma Club. I enjoy art, outdoors and being domestic. Guess what? I love to cook!
Anything else you'd like people to know about you?
I'm active with Sertoma and The Boys and Girls Clubs in Springfield where I serve on the Board of Directors. I also served on the board of directors for a company in Springfield that found jobs for people with special needs. I volunteer at all the events for Sertoma and I've cooked chili every year at the Chili Cook Off using a recipe called "The Lunch Lady recipe" which I won 1st place. Sertoma is a large group of people Internationally that have a mission to help people with hearing problems and loss of hearing. Plus, they help all children charities.
Thanks for being a Wildcat, Chris!