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Kindergarten Team

 
 
Q1: First and last name. Along with Position at the school.

Rozanne Gans, Kindergarten teacher

 Q2: What is your favorite thing about your career?

My favorite part of teaching Kindergarten is seeing how far these wonderful babies come in such a short time.

 Q3: Who is your favorite author?

My favorite childern's author is Beverly Cleary.

 Q4: What is your favorite evening activity?

My favorite evening activity is reading, knitting and spending time with my grandkids.

 Q5: What's your favorite holiday? Why?

My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. It is purely a day for fun family and giving thanks. In Kindergarten it is the time we do some of our most thoughful writing. We tell what we are thankful for and why. The writing is all so special and unique!

 Q6: Who is your favorite teacher from grade school? Why?

Mr. Friday was my favorite teacher. He was the band teacher and was special because he believed in me. I was far from musically talented. He let me be in the marching band because I really wanted it, and I worked hard for him.

 Q7: What is your favorite subject to teach? As always give your why?

I love to teach writing. It is so exciting to see what kinder kids can accomplish.

 Q8: On a scale of 1-10, how funny do you think you are?

How funny do I think I am? That's a hard question to answer. Kindergarten kids think everything is funny!

 Q9: What is your favorite teaching moment?

My favorite teaching moment is when I see the lights turn on in my students eyes, that moment when they "get it." There is nothing else like it in the world!

 Q10: What inspired you to become a teacher?

I was already working as an instructional aide when I was inspired to become a teacher. I was asked to read a story to a second grade class. It was magic, the faces of the kids as I read told me I had found my place in the world. A few years later, and lots of hard work, I was reading stories to my own class.

 
Q1: First and last name. Along with Position at the school.

Gwen Hogg - Kindergarten

 
Q2: What is your favorite thing about your career?
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Q3: Who is your favorite author?

I really do not have a favorite. I enjoy reading about the American Civil War and the Revolutionary War time periods.

 
Q4: What is your favorite evening activity?
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Q5: What's your favorite holiday? Why?

Thanksgiving and the 4th of July are my favorites. These holidays remind me how blessed I am to live in this country and to have my family and friends in my life.

 
Q6: Who is your favorite teacher from grade school? Why?

Mrs. Moore was my 3rd grade teacher. I still remember her reading, "My Side of the Mountain" to us. She is one of the reasons why I became a teacher.