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Hucks: From Teacher To Dope Mag

Meghan Ridley had resigned as a special ed teacher in the Lakeland School District and was headed for doctoral studies at Gonzaga University when we visited with her almost a year ago. Now, she’s a writer with Dope Magazine, Seattle’s new medical marijuana journal. How do you go from a teacher of the year in Rathdrum to a medical pot advocate in the Emerald City? In two words? Tom Luna. The Idaho superintendent of schools chased the former teachers union rep from education with his so-called 2011 reform that values online experimentation more than hands-on teaching. Also, Ridley had an epiphany when she received more attention for a front-page, classroom photo in the Coeur d’Alene Press that showed a hint of cleavage than she had had as a teacher. After navel gazing, Ridley passed on Gonzaga to chase her passion, writing professionally/DFO, Huckleberries. More here.

Question: If you could follow your dream, what kind of work would you be doing?

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