December Teacher Feature: Mrs. Lindsey Retzki

Mrs. Lindsey Retzki, 3rd Grade, Pacelli Catholic Elementary School-St. Stephen

Name: Lindsey Retzki

Grade & School You Teach: 3rd Grade at St. Stephen’s Elementary

Where did you grow up and go to high school and college?

I grew up right here in Stevens Point and attended Pacelli High School. After high school, I attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for their education program.

Where was your first teaching job?

My first teaching job was a 3rd grade position at St. Vincent de Paul  in the Assumption Catholic Schools district in Wisconsin Rapids.

How long have you been teaching?

This is my 3rd year teaching in my own classroom.

How long have you been teaching at Pacelli Catholic Schools?

This is my first year teaching at St. Stephen’s.

What do you enjoy most about teaching at Pacelli Catholic Schools?

I truly enjoy the staff and other teachers I work with. Each individual is hardworking and passionate about education. It makes a great environment for our students to learn in.

What is unique about the education experience offered at PCS that you can’t find anywhere else?

The incredible, dedicated and experienced teachers. The system is filled with teachers that have been in the system for years. Many of them actually were my teachers in elementary, middle, and high school.

What was your favorite class when you were a student?

My favorite class was science class for its investigative and explorative nature. It is also my favorite class to teach.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Honestly, as a kid, I always wanted to be a teacher. I would actually make my little brother play school with me. He hated it. 🙂

Who is your biggest inspiration/role model?

My biggest role model is my mom. She is the most patient, generous, and positive person I know.  

What are your hobbies? What do you like to do in your free time?

I love playing sports. My favorite sports are basketball and volleyball. I also enjoy watching movies, spending time with family and friends, country music, shopping, and coffee!

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

If I could have one superpower, I would want to be able to fly. I love traveling but, I really do not like the long car rides.

What’s something that most people or your students don’t know about you?

I am unable to whistle.

What is the most important piece of advice you can give to a student?

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Mistakes is how you learn best.

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