March Teacher Feature: Mrs. Sara Groshek

Name: Sara Groshek

School You Work At:  Pacelli Catholic Early Childhood Center (formerly St. Joseph Early Childhood Center)

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

I grew up in Stevens Point and graduated from Pacelli High School and from MSTC with an Associate Degree in Secretarial Science (now called Administrative Professional).

Where was your first job?

During my junior year of high school, I worked at McDonald’s.

How long have you been working at Pacelli Catholic ECC?

This is my 19th year working at Pacelli Catholic ECC. My first year I worked as an aide for kindergarten (with Mary Henning) and my second year I was an aide for first grade (with Michele Tippel). When St. Joe’s School became the early childhood center, I began working in the office.

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

I enjoy seeing the children every day and working with a great group of people.

What is unique about the Preschool and Child Care experience offered at PCS that you can’t find anywhere else?

I believe our Preschool and Child Care have the best staff. They work hard and truly care about each child.

What was your favorite class when you were a student?

My favorite class was spelling.

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

I wanted to be a teacher.

Who is your biggest inspiration/role model?

My Dad.

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

I love spending time with my husband, Tony, and my family. I enjoy spending time outside (when it’s not winter), walking, doing a little gardening, cooking and reading. My favorite thing to do in the summer is to get out on the river on our pontoon boat.

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

I would want the power to heal. I have a difficult time seeing people sick/suffering. I wish I could help everyone.

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

I like watching clouds. I love taking pictures!

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

Always remember to say “thank you.” Even though something may be difficult, keep trying. Don’t give up. Be happy!

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