Janet Ausherman - 1963
BIO & Picture from 40th Reunion


Janet Ausherman Lasley - 2003-09-24

After Hickman, I attended UMC, married Larry in 1965, and graduated with a degree in secondary science education in 1967.  I returned to Hickman as a biology teacher (can’t seem to get away from there) and taught for a year before joining Larry in Germany where he was stationed in the army.  We returned a year later and taught in Pacific, MO.  Our son, Christopher, was born that year.  In 1971 we moved to Fulton, MO and remained there until 1986.  During those years I taught elementary school at St. Peter’s, Fulton Junior High School and Fulton High School.  Larry and I divorced in 1985.  By 1987 I felt the tug of my old high school and returned once again to Hickman High School to teach biology and Human Genetics.  I remained there for 14 years, always beginning the year by showing my classes my old beanie and telling stories about the old traditions.  Being an old Kewpie was a great plus in establishing rapport with my students and I could get them riled up about the Jays better than any young cheerleader.  I’m a retired Kewpie now having taught my last year in 2000.  Now you will find me traveling, gardening, bicycling (across Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, in Nova Scotia, Cape Cod, Door County and five MS 150 rides) and visiting my new granddaughter, Taylor Malia, in Seattle.  Please ask me for a picture of her at the reunion!

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