When Mrs. Bougie was four years old, she had to keep herself occupied because her older siblings were all at school and couldn't tend to her imaginative requests. She often entertained herself with her mother's books, laying out anything with an antique binding and the ripe smell of wisdom. Mrs. Bougie pretended to read the books and took note of the curves or lines each letter carved. She did not yet understand the words or their meaning, but she did sense that the books held power.
Today, Mrs. Bougie continues to love reading and learning. She believes helping other people uncover or ignite a love of reading and learning can liberate and empower them. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and she has been teaching at Oshkosh North for over ten years.