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Come join us during the summer of 2019 as we travel to Peru to see Machu Picchu!
Then, summer of 2020, not only will the world's greatest athletes be traveling to Japan (summer olympics), but LPHS students as well!
See my "Links" tab for more information.
 
I love teaching and triathlons! I went to Northwood University in Midland, Michigan.  While there, I played on the tennis team and ran track. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in 1983, and I worked for General Motors. I moved to Houston when my husband, at the time, accepted a position with Exxon. We purchased a home in Clear Lake and I still live there. Before becoming a teacher, I worked in Houston as an account executive. Becoming a teacher was one of the best moves I have ever made. I am the Assistant Swim Coach, and I love my profession and students!
 
I have two sons, Micah and Noah. Micah is a Baylor graduate and is working as a Pastor in Ft. Worth. Noah is a University of Texas San Antonio graduate and works as an Information Systems Specialist for a firm in Austin. I also have a fat cat named T2.
 
My favorite hobby is triathlons.  While running track in college I overheard someone talking about a race where you could swim, bike and run.  I thought it sounded fun so I entered my first triathlon over 30 years ago, and I'm still competing in them.  I accomplished a long time goal in 2009 by finishing my first Ironman Triathlon.  It consisted of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and a 26.2 mile run.  It took me 13.5 hours to complete, but I did it!  I also competed in Ironman Cozumel and Ironman Texas. I qualified for the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon which means I swam in the frigid waters of San Francisco Bay from Alcatraz Island to shore. That race had been on my bucket list for a long time and was the most memorable race of my life! 
 
I hope I can inspire my students to find a passion in life and pursue their dreams.  My motto is work hard, be nice to people, and you will succeed in life!
 
Please feel free to contact me anytime at  281-604-7627 or scharchburgk@lpisd.org