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By Jeremy Burnham

Teacher Profile Series: LRHS family and consumer science teacher Donna Koch

Born and raised in Ritzville, Koch aims to teach students lifelong skills

Series: Teacher Profile | Story 12

Last updated 10/17/2019 at 10:43am

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Ask Lind-Ritzville High School family and consumer science teacher Donna Koch to describe her job and she will respond with one sentence.

"It's all about preparing kids for life," Koch said.

She says she's often asked what family and consumer science is.

"It used to be called home ec," Koch said. "When I tell people I teach family and consumer science, people are like, 'what are you talking about?' But if I reference home ec, people understand."

But whatever the name might be, it comes back to preparing students for life. For example, one class Koch teaches is Independent Living.

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