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Happy retirement: Judy Kubas, a teacher who brought passion for art to D161 students for 38 years

Editor's note: This is the third story in a series featuring 2021 school retirees.

Art has always been important to Judy Kubas. At a young age, she started drawing and has never really stopped. She looked up to Georgia O’Keeffe as a trailblazer for women in art. But a career teaching it, her way, came with a push from teacher Gerard Vanderschoot at Lemont High School.

“We all have that one teacher in our life that touched us in some way and showed us what our abilities are,” Kubas said.

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