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Laurie Lutgen
Special Ed Teacher

I am a Special Education Teacher here at Cayuse. I love working with all the kids here and especially like getting to know students during my recess duty! I enjoy working in this great school where there is so much community support. The staff at Cayuse Prairie is very unique in their commitment to excellence in education and their personal love for all the students. I feel very blessed to be on staff here! I grew up in Northern Virginia, but have lived in Montana with my husband and children for a number of years and consider myself a transplanted native of the Kalispell area! I love the Flathead and Glacier area--in my opinion, they are the most beautiful part of Montana. When I'm not working at Cayuse Prairie School, I enjoy spending time with my family by relaxing at home in Columbia Falls and enjoying my dogs, Peaches, Cooter, and Chewie!  My daughter got married last summer, so we are now also part of the DiGiovine clan from Butte. My son works for SOFI in Helena and both my kids bought a house there, so I have been spending my off time with them. I have done a lot of hiking this summer and am enjoying our scenery as well as taking motorcycle rides with my husband on his Harley around our beautiful valley.