My name is Lisa McHugh and I teach self-contained special education, grades 9-12. I started my college career at Auburn University and later transferred to the University of West Alabama where I obtained my undergraduate and master's degrees in education. After graduating college, I began my teaching career at Demopolis Middle School, where I taught for 12 years. I am now in my 13th year of teaching and have now moved to Demopolis High School as the self-contained special education teacher. For the past four years, I have enjoyed organizing the Demopolis City Schools Special Needs Field Day. This day is designed for all of our self-contained special education students, with games and activities provided that allow all students to participate and compete against one another. I look forward to this even each year and I am always amazed at the support and encouragement that our community gives to our special needs athletes for this event.
My family moved to Demopolis when I was one year old. I grew up in Demopolis and was educated within the same school system in which I now teach. I am married to Adam McHugh, a self-employed cattle farmer who is hard-working and loves what he does on a daily basis. We have two children, Payton (17 years old, 11th grade) and Brody (6 years old, Kindergarten).