By LILLY OWENS
There is a new face in the Guidance Department! Mrs. Tabitha Cude has joined the HCHS staff as the new counselor. She is also helping coach the high school and middle school’s girls golf team.
Mrs. Cude graduated from HCHS in 2009. She received her undergraduate degree from Austin Peay State University and then earned a master’s degree from UT Martin. Before coming to teach at HCHS, she taught at East Hickman Intermediate School for 2 years and Centerville Elementary School for 1 year. This will be her fourth year as a teacher.
As a guidance counselor, Mrs. Cude is in charge of making schedules, helping students get ready for college, and listening to students who need someone to talk to.
Before becoming a teacher, Mrs. Cude worked as a babysitter and a golf camp counselor.
In her free time, she enjoys playing and coaching golf and traveling. “I love pretty much anything outside,” she said.
If her name sounds familiar, you’re probably aware that we have another Mrs. Cude at HCHS. Fun fact: Mrs. Tabitha Cude is Mrs. Becky Cude’s daughter-in-law.
When asked how she likes working with family, she said, “It’s good! We are so busy that we don’t get to see each other very much, though.”
Mrs. Cude joins a number of other HCHS teachers who also graduated from here. She said that she wanted to come back and teach at the school she went to because “it was special to me.”
Every teacher has a reason for wanting to teach. Mrs. Cude stated that she wanted to become a teacher because she loves kids and wanted to help them.
“It always seemed like the perfect job,” she said with a smile.
The next time you stop by the Guidance Department, be sure and welcome Mrs. Cude to our school!