Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Kendra Schobert
Name: Kendra Schobert
Born: Feb. 6, 1984, in Liberal.
Family: Husband, Rob; children, Kaleb, 6, and Adelyn, 4; parents Terry and Jill, Jordan, Hugoton; sisters, Adria Kaiser, Hugoton, and sister, Marissa Bennett, Amarillo, Texas; and brother, Christopher, Kansas City.
Occupation: Second-grade teacher at Tonganoxie Elementary School the last nine years.
Interesting fact: Schobert was crowned Sorghum Queen in her hometown pageant.
Dream job as a child: Schobert always wanted to be a teacher.
“When my little brother was born, I started reading and singing to him and knew I wanted to continue doing that for others,” Schobert said.
Digging Deeper: A 2002 Hugoton High School graduate, Schobert graduated from Kansas University in 2005.
She was active in 4-H growing up and showed calves at the local fair. She also was in Miss Kansas pageants various years.
She dated her husband through high school and they married when she was 19.
Her father is a crop duster and she has helped him load the plane and get it ready. Schobert’s family has lived in Hugoton for several generations. Her parents bought their house from Schobert’s grandparents, who acquired the house and land from her great-grandparents. They, interestingly enough, got the property through the Homestead Act.
Schobert likes to plant flowers, especially zinnias, and work in the flowerbeds.
“Pulling weeds is therapeutic for me,” Schobert said.
She also likes to be outside watching her children ride bikes. Fishing and camping are her favorite things to do in the summer as well. And, on Sundays, she sings and plays the hand drum in the praise band at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.