Michele and Steve Watts had squared everything away and were working on
their mission papers when Watts got a phone call from American
Mothers, Inc., asking if they'd mind postponing their mission if she was
chosen as Oregon's Mother of the Year, which she was. It was tough, she
said, but they realized being Mother of the Year was another kind of
Recently retired, Watts, a Mormon of the Sandy River Ward, Mount Hood
Oregon Stake, taught elementary school for 20 years after her five children
were grown. "It's a great career," she said of teaching. "It's a great way to give
back to the community."
When she went back to school to get her degree, she said she was
surprised to find that many of the classroom management techniques also
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