By Paul Farmer
Laurie Fenech of Vacaville takes her job as a kindergarten teacher at Laurel Creek Elementary School seriously.
That includes doing competitive trail running and mountain biking – and the requisite training – in her off time to help her keep up with her 32 5- and 6-year-olds.
“Being an aging athlete has helped my career in many ways,” said the 57-year-old Fenech. “The athletic endurance has helped my stamina in a kindergarten classroom. Racing bikes for a team as a teammate has helped me share the importance to my students the value of working together.
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