Mrs. West has a BS Degree in Secondary Education from Texas Tech University with certified teaching fields in Business Education and Secondary English, as well as certifications in Information Processing Technology and Vocational Education. Her husband, Mike, is the Manager/Accountant of Springlake-Earth Cotton Growers, and they both graduated from SEHS in 1971. They have three daughters, Keta, Keri, and Krista, (all graduates of SEHS). Even Kathy's mom attended school here and her sister graduated from here. Mike's dad graduated from here, as well as many other family members. Go Wolverines!

Keta works as a realtor in Lubbock, and she has two children, Alexis who works in Austin and Taegan (11th grade at SEHS). Keri is a nurse and is married to David Whitney. They live in Castro Valley, California, and have three children: Hudson (7th grade), London (2nd grade), and Oliver (K). Krista is a CPA and is married to Xavier Pauda. They live in Lubbock and have two children: Khloe (1st grade) and Kynlee (6 mos. old). Mrs. West loves family time, likes to cook and have parties during holidays and special occasions. She also enjoys time on the computer, taking photos, genealogy, shopping, and spending time in Ruidoso.