Question Answer Your name Pat Lieberg Wheeler Flentye Your name in school, if different Pat Lieberg pflentye@ yahoo.com Alhambra elementary school(s) attended Garfield Current occupation (e.g., retired, working full/part time, volunteering, caring for family, other) Enjoying retirement after a wonderful career in education Describe your family/extended family My husband and I have a blended family consisting of my 4 children (Jeff (39); Trisha (37); Alicia (36); Peter (30); and Chris’ son, Casey (27); plus 8 grandchildren and one more on the way. How have you gained knowledge or continued your education after high school? Graduated from the University of Redlands; earned teaching credential from USC What special interests and/or activities have you enjoyed during the last half century? As a teacher, promoting literacy was my focus Please share the highlights of the places you've lived or traveled I love to travel. In 2010 Chris and I visited all 50 states to produce a book: “50 States, 50 People: Everyday Americans who Make this Country Great.” I am now preparing to travel to Uganda in July with my daughter to work with students in a remote village. What is your favorite AHS Memory? High school was a happy time for me. I loved the football games, all our senior activities, and belonging to Campus Club and Lanakila. What are your favorite books or movies? Too many to list, but my recent favorites are “Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust” and “Sewing Hope.” I read both books to better prepare me for my trip to Uganda. What were your favorite songs or artists from 1960 to 1964. What genre of music and type of dance do you enjoy most? Loved The Beatles and Beach Boys How do you spend your quality time? I’m very involved with P.E.O., a philanthropic educational organization that promotes women’s education. Aside from spending time with the grandkids, I enjoy traveling, reading, gardening, playing cards (bridge and canasta) and mentoring young women through my church. In your life thus far, what stands out as most significant, growth-producing, moving, or heart-opening? Surviving a very challenging first marriage; raising 4 children to be caring, responsible, contributing adults; and finding true love in my second marriage have made me realize how blessed I am. What matters most to you about the life you've lived? To live a life of gratitude; to give more than I take; to be an encouragement to others; to love with openness and honesty.
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