Freshmen – Lora Puckett

Freshmen Coach Lora Puckett attended high school at Olympia and is a 1998 graduate of Eureka College with a degree in education. At Eureka she was a vocal music scholar and a collegiate athlete in swimming and golf. She received her Masters Degree from the University of St. Francis in teaching and learning in 2010. She has taught Special Education at PORTA Jr. High for 18 years.  Coach Puckett has coached HS swimming, the Dolphins summer swim team, JH track, JV Volleyball and Junior High Volleyball. This is her sixth season coaching the freshman. She is currently the PORTA Poms Sponsor, Junior High Student Council Advisor and the Midwest Adult Director for the Illinois Association of Junior High Student Council. She is married to Matt, an administrator at Lincoln Community High School, and has a daughter, Ashleigh, a nursing student at Western Illinois University. She has a Yorkie Pom named Axl who is “well-loved!”

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