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Katherine "Kate" Flores is the schoolteacher in Miradero.[1] Miss Flores has a temperate demeanor and generally excuses Lucky's occasional lapses in responsibility.

Kate was raised in an orphanage by nuns. Because the food served in the orphanage was so bland, she developed a taste for hot sauce.[2] She never knew her parents or their identities.[3]

When Kate discovered Lucky asleep in the schoolhouse, having accidentally melted all the hand-dipped wax candles Pru and Abigail had been making for the bazaar despite trying to repair them after Maricela's sabotage, Kate assumed the melting had been a deliberate act, and scolded Lucky and sent her home for the day.[4]

Kate met and began dating Jim Prescott, Lucky's father.[5] This strained her relationship with Lucky and at times alienated the two. The two were sufficiently reconciled for Lucky to bring Kate home for Christmas dinner,[6] but Lucky found new reason to be outraged with Miss Flores when Miss Flores put away for safekeeping a photograph of Lucky's mother when the circus came to town.[7]

At the conclusion of Lucky's second school year in Miradero, Kate agreed to take a private tutoring job for the summer hundreds of miles away in Lasso Flats, and was set to leave town, until Jim proposed to her on June 24th. Wedding ceremony planning prevented Jim from joining Lucky on a mustang drive across the Badlands to Rancho Conejo.[8]

Jim gave Kate a black-and-white mare named Tambourine as an engagement present.[9]

Journeying to the orphanage where Kate grew up, Lucky retrieved an envelope with a picture of a couple holding an infant. Accepting Kate as part of her family, Lucky gave the envelope to her, giving her possible clues to her parentage.[3]

In Season 7, Kate and Jim are finally married and now they are expecting a child.

In Season 8, Kate gives birth to a girl and names her Polly. She also retires from teaching to be a stay-at-home mother.

Kate's favorite book is Moonlight on the Moors, a novel she describes as "full of romance, and heartbreak, and adventures on horseback."[9]

Quotes

  • "Lucky, new relationships can't be forced. It takes time to become friends and develop trust."
  • Kate: "I spy with my little eye, something that starts with F."
  • Al: "Wait I got it, fork!"
  • Kate: "Gold star for you Mr. Granger." (Hands over slice of wedding cake.)
  • "I've decided I'm not going back to teaching, you've found your passion Lucky and I've found mine, being a mom, i don't wanna miss a moment of it"
  • Lucky:"so does this mean we get a new teacher?, do we get to help pick her?, well she has to like horses."
  • "Actually the school board told me they've already hired a substitute teacher, but she only teaches through the 8th grade."

Behind the scenes

Miss Flores is voiced by Tiya Sircar.

Gallery

References

  1. "Lucky and the Unbreakable Spirit"
  2. "Lucky and the Field Trip Fraud"
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Lucky and the Doomed Delivery"
  4. "Lucky and the Competition Conundrum"
  5. "Lucky and the Cowboy Next Door"
  6. "Lucky and the Christmas Spirit"
  7. "Lucky and Her New Family Part 1"
  8. "Lucky and the Rough Ride"
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Lucky and the Two-Wheeled Terror"
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