Lowry staff leaves Lowry High in the past

Lowry staff leaves Lowry High in the past

By Raegan Terry and Juliana Blatzheim Posted June 6, 2024

As much as they will be missed, Lowry is losing several members of the staff as they move on to greater things.

One main loss this year is Vice Principal Timothy (TC) Connors who has worked at Lowry for many years. Throughout his time at Lowry, Connors has come to appreciate the environment surrounding him within the school.

“I like most of all the people involved in Lowry High School,” said Connors.

Connors enjoys working with the community around him and the people he’s surrounded by. With this in mind, Connors will certainly miss watching as students of Lowry grow up.

“I will miss the students the most just because students are real and I’ll miss seeing the growth of kids from freshman to their senior year,” said Connors. “It is a great, great, great school.”

Along with Connors, Mr. Grant Beatty is leaving Lowry to continue greater things in Reno where he will be teaching at Damonte Ranch. Beatty spent time at Lowry, not only as a teacher and coach, but also as a student, which has given him great appreciation for the facility.

“I’ve spent the majority of my life here and will be a Buckaroo for life,” said Beatty. “I’ve been lucky to have a great job working under awesome administrators and colleagues who I’ve grown close with. They will all be missed.”

Along with Beatty, two other teachers also plan to continue with their teaching careers. Ms. Laurel Weaver has had a passion for teaching since she graduated from UNLV, and plans to continue to work within the field.

“I’d found my vocation in teaching,” said Weaver. “I have never stopped loving it. Retirement?  I have no plans on quitting teaching.  There are many opportunities and many roles still to play.”

Although Weaver will continue education in another environment, she will never forget her time spent at Lowry.

“Being at Lowry High School has been filled with countless memorable moments, remarkable achievements, and most importantly, the wonderful relationships I have built with my fellow educators and our students,” said Weaver.

Lowry will continue to be missed by the teachers leaving, including Spanish teacher, Mr. Byron Jeppsen.

“I have loved my time at Lowry High and in Winnemucca,” said Jeppsen. “It’s been a great place to work and I’m proud to have had all three of my children graduate from Lowry.”

Jeppsen has plans to move to Murray, Utah where he will be closer to his family and will continue teaching as a sixth-grade teacher at Liberty Elementary.