Special education teacher in Jacksonville finds second calling in competitive powerlifting



Teri Ivey, a special education teacher in Jacksonville who also competes in powerlifting, poses with an impressive collection of medals she's received in her short lifting career.


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Teri Ivey, a special education teacher in Jacksonville who also competes in powerlifting, poses with an impressive collection of medals she’s received in her short lifting career.

JACKSONVILLE, Texas (KLTV) – During school hours, Teri Ivey is a Special Education teacher in Jacksonville who devotes her attention to her students. After hours, she spends her time focusing on another passion, one of which involves focusing on nearly every muscle in her body: competitive powerlifting.

In Oct. 2018, Ivey was invited to participate in the Muscles for Miracles charity competition.

“Actually I just went to go do it for the fun of it. Never thought it would lead to where it’s gone in the past two years,” Ivey said.

She won the event, and people took notice.

“I said, ‘Oh my goodness, I can’t believe this chick is doing this,’” said Robert ‘Bull’ Doherty, friend and

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