Getting to know Elsberry’s Educators

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Kristi Garland
Position – 4th Grade Teacher
Number of years as an educator – 3
Favorite food – Spaghetti
Favorite color – Purple
Favorite quote “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up – A babysitter
What is one of your fondest memories as an educator – My first year of teaching I had a sunburn. While most of it faded pretty quickly, my nose stayed red for several days. So, a few of my boys made up a song called Mrs. Garland the Red Nosed Teacher. They still remember the words and stop by and remind me about it on occasion. Needless to say it was quite humorous.
One piece of advice you would want to share with your students – Always try your best!

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Melissa Grossner
Position – 6th grade teacher
Number of years as an educator – 17 years
Favorite food – spaghetti
Favorite color – green
Favorite quote- It is better to try and fail than to never have tried at all.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up –  a teacher
What is one of your fondest memories as an educator –- One of my fondest memories as an educator was when I chaperoned the 8th grade trip to Chicago. In Chicago, we went to the Science and Industry Museum, the Sears Tower, and had Chicago-style pizza. I really enjoyed observing my students as they saw the Chicago skyline for the first time and as they experienced all the great exhibits at the Science and Industry Museum. Most of my students had never been out of our small, Illinois town, so the trip for them was extra special.
One piece of advice you would want to share with your students – Never give up and always do your best!

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