Judy Louise Green says she hopes to spend more time at home and less on the road now that her master's degree work has been completed at Utah State University.
Over the past six years, Green estimates she has commuted more than 15,000 miles to pursue her schooling. At the same time, she has taught school full time and, with her husband, has been rearing their two daughters.Green and her husband, Cordell M. Green, live in Burley, Idaho, where she is a fifth-grade teacher in the Cassia County Schools. Their daughters are Sarah, 8, and Elizabeth, 2.
Her recently completed master of education degree in instructional technology represents countless 300-mile round trips from Burley to Logan and back.
She took some classes during the summers. Others were taken through a weekend-degree program, designed for students who cannot go to college during the week, but who come to campus for Friday night and Saturday classes.
Her major professor in the instructional technology department, R. Kent Wood, said she maintained a high grade point average despite the other demands on her time.
Green grew up in Bishop, Calif., where her father, Ken Crist, was superintendent of schools before his retirement. Green earned a bachelor of arts in elementary education at Brigham Young University in 1978.
During her master's work at Utah State, she developed a more active and practical science curriculum for Mountain View Elementary School, where she teaches.