Throughout this school year, we’ve had the privilege of featuring one exceptional member of our faculty and staff each month through our Teacher Feature articles. This week, for Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re happy to bring you one Teacher Feature for each day of the week. We hope you enjoy this extra special week full of some of our wonderful teachers, and that it reminds you of some of the special teachers you’ve been blessed with in your life.
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Grade & School You Teach: 4th grade at St. Steve’s
Where did you grow up and go to high school and college?
I grew up in Green Bay and went to Green Bay Southwest High School. I went to college at UWSP. I earned my masters at St. Norbert.
Where was your first teaching job?
My first teaching job was in Green Bay at Holy Family School. I taught 3rd grade there.
How long have you been teaching?
I have been a teacher for 22 years, however, I was a stay-at-home-mom for 8 of them.
How long have you been teaching at Pacelli Catholic Schools?
This is my 8th year teaching at Pacelli Catholic Schools.
What do you enjoy most about teaching at Pacelli Catholic Schools?
I enjoy the strong sense of community and family in my building.
What is unique about the education experience offered at PCS that you can’t find anywhere else?
I think the small class sizes are conducive to a “family like” atmosphere. I also believe instilling the importance of doing service and spreading Jesus’ teachings make us unique.
What was your favorite class when you were a student?
My favorite class was Reading class.
As a kid, what did you want to be while growing up?
I wanted to be a mom and a teacher.
Who is your biggest inspiration/role model?
My biggest inspiration was my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Klimek. She always seemed to care so much about each of us.
What are your hobbies? What do you like to do in your free time?
My hobbies are spending time with my family, anything “art related”, my road bike, reading, running, knitting, and spending time outdoors.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
If I could have a superpower it would be to get a glimpse of Heaven for a day.
What’s something that most people or your students don’t know about you?
They may not know that I love to take naps.
What is the most important piece of advice you can give to a student?
The two most important things you can do to get smarter in life are to read, to wonder, and to keep asking questions.
Check out our Thank a Teacher page each day of Teacher Appreciation Week this week for another Teacher Feature highlighting some of our many outstanding educators.