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Andrews, StephanieAndrews, Stephanie
4th Grade Teacher
260-563-8050

I have the unique opportunity to influence kids each and every day.  I don't take this lightly. I feel that the relationships I build with kids matter.  I am thankful for a career that allows me to bring out kids' strengths, and help them with their struggles.  I am thankful for the opportunity, and I strive to never take it for granted.

Bassous, DaniBassous, Dani
Transition Teacher
260-563-8050
I've chosen this profession to make a difference. To give my kids opportunities and experiences that they might not otherwise get. To love. To inspire. To meet my kids where they are and take them to new levels-to reach their passion and potential. To make sure they know their worth; they are important to me and they matter.
Blocker, CoryBlocker, Cory
6th Grade Teacher
260-563-8050
Every Kid Matters, Every year, Every week, Every day, Every minute, Every second!
Chamberlain, Sydney
2nd Grade Teacher
260-563-8050
I want all students to feel like my classroom is a safe space to confide in for safety and guidance, along with sharing successes, failures, dreams, and how we can continue to grow as an individual.
Daugherty, RebeccaDaugherty, Rebecca
Kindergarten Teacher
260-563-8050
"all children are unique and must have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. It is my desire to create this type of atmosphere where students can meet their full potential and feel proud of who they are becoming and confident in what they are learning".
Deeter, AlissaDeeter, Alissa
3rd Grade Teacher
260-563-8050
I want to give my students every tool possible to be successful in life and school. I want them to know that I believe in them!
Denney, MatthewDenney, Matthew
4th Grade Teacher
260-563-8050
To make them realize what they are capable of by pushing them past what they believe they can do.
Dolby, TriciaDolby, Tricia
4th Grade Teacher
260-563-8050
When I contemplate why I venture to school each morning, I relive the moments that pass reflecting on how to improve for the next day, the next week, the next year, the next generation. We all hear time and again of how the necessity to prepare students for a future of obstacles unimagined is upon us. We currently live in a time of insurmountable odds encompassed with complications filled with more than teaching subject matter. We must be that friend, that counselor, that parent, that listener, that mediator, you name it, whatever it is that students are missing in their lives. So even though I trudge through teaching each lesson that will be on that test, I know what matters more to our students is that we have the time, we have the love, and we have the deepest affection and admiration to provide because we know that if a human's basic needs--no matter what age--are not met, he/she cannot even fathom trying to learn verb conjugation, text features, quadratic equations, bones of the body, or why the Revolutionary War even occurred. So I come to school every day to be that one thing, that one person, that one smile that may have an affect on just one student because if I've touched even just one person in a positive way, it will be paid forward, and I will know I've begun to fulfill my purpose here when its made its way back to me.
Drake, ShelbyDrake, Shelby
Little Knights Teacher
260-563-8050
I believe that children learn best when they feel safe, build loving relationships, and are allowed to explore their world through play. I believe that each child is an independent person with likes, dislikes, interests, and opinions about their world and deserve to be heard and allowed to investigate their curiosities. I want to provide an environment that that is consistent and stable, as well as full of fun, playful activities that foster positive social interactions and build a knowledge foundation for future educational and life experiences. I want to partner with families as they raise their Littles by providing the best possible care for both the children and parents.
Dubuque, RondaDubuque, Ronda
2nd Grade Teacher
260-563-8050
I hope to cultivate feelings of enthusiasm, fun and hope.
Eviston, AmandaEviston, Amanda
Physical Education Teacher
260-563-8050
Because I enjoy encouraging others to become their best self by being active and making healthy choices.
Fadil, LisaFadil, Lisa
Kindergarten Teacher
260-563-8050
I teach to not only see kids learn and grow but to build ongoing relationships with them -- to help them when they struggle academically but more importantly when they are struggling emotionally. I want to be that "joyful someone" in their life.
Finney, JenniferFinney, Jennifer
3rd Grade Teacher
260-563-8050
Hacker, AnneHacker, Anne
1st Grade Teacher
260-563-8050
I believe that all children have great potential, some just need more help than others to unlock it. As their teacher, I have to meet students where they are to help them grow. They need to see that they are loved and valued every single day. I want to be an adult who is present in their lives and helps them believe in themselves and see their ability to grow.
Hobbs, ConnerHobbs, Conner
5th Grade Teacher
260-563-8050
When I was a child, my family, teachers, and coaches would always make me feel like I was a valuable member of the group, my contributions and thoughts were important to a successful outcome, and that they would run through a wall for me. My long term goal is for each 5th grader to have the same feelings when they have successfully completed their year with me.
Hobbs, GayLynnHobbs, GayLynn
3rd Grade Teacher
260-563-8050
I care about the future of my students. I want them to succeed.
Hyden, MeganHyden, Megan
6th Grade Teacher
260-563-8050
As a teacher, my why is being able to be a part of building every generation into a community of individuals who care about others around them. My ultimate goal is to help them better themselves not just academically, but socially as well. By helping them do this, I am also able to look forward to them teaching me how to a better person in all areas too.
Kendall, JaneKendall, Jane
6th Grade Teacher
260-563-8050
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. For many students, a passion is often ignited by an inspiring teacher. I expect to be a good teacher. I hope that I can find it within myself to be a great teacher, to inspire. That requires that I be present for my students. That I believe in the importance of my scholarship. That I convey my passion for my subject to my students. That I know what my personal story is, so I can tell it to my students, metaphorically speaking. Hopefully, along the way, I can help to shape some amazing people for our future.
Livergood, Jody
2nd Grade Teacher
260-563-8050
Monce, AlisonMonce, Alison
1st Grade Teacher
260-563-8050
To show students Christ's unconditional love ONE day at a time because they may not receive it anywhere else. To have an impact with that ONE student that lasts a lifetime instead of just one school year. To show that ONE student that life is more than instability and be a source of encouragement and stability for that ONE student, ONE day at a time. Knowing that if I make a difference for at least ONE student it's worth it because the ONE who loves us unconditionally called me to teach and be a light.
Patricia Loschiavo-SteelPatricia Loschiavo-Steel
Kindergarten Teacher
260-563-8050
Because kids need an adult in their life that they can completely trust: to let down their guard, be completely open and honest, be vulnerable, take risks while knowing that there is no judgment only support, encouragement, and guidance.
Ranck, SarahRanck, Sarah
Sp. Ed. Teacher
260-563-8050
When I look back my favorite teachers all built relationships with me. They showed that they cared about me, further than the school setting. They knew who I was by asking questions and paying attention. They were not just my teacher, they were my coaches, 4-H leaders, Sunday school teachers, and most of all my biggest fan. Every child needs someone outside of their immediate family to cheer for them and show them that they are important. That is why I teach.
Rutledge, Kimberly
Music Teacher
260-563-8050
I want to ALWAYS be a safe place for my students where they feel cared about, encouraged, and pushed to reach their dreams.
Smith, TereSmith, Tere
1st Grade Teacher
260-563-8050
I am committed to making a difference in my students’ lives by seeing the best in them all and giving them the confidence to be anything they choose to be.
Strange, ErinStrange, Erin
5th Grade Teacher
260-563-8050
All students deserve to feel loved and a part of something.
Sweet, AmberSweet, Amber
Literacy Teacher
260-563-8050
Why do I teach? Simply, I teach because I love kids. As a teacher, my goal is to be someone that students can always count on to be consistent, caring, kind, fair, and encouraging. I hope to inspire every child to believe in himself/herself, to work hard every day, to dream big dreams, and to learn the skills that will make it possible for their dreams to become reality. Every single child deserves a quality education in a safe environment where they are loved, valued, and encouraged.
Tyson, EricaTyson, Erica
Art Teacher
260-563-8050
I want each student in our school to find comfort in creating and an appreciation for others' creativity. I will give my students opportunities in the classroom to find what type of creativity brings them joy and confidence. Creativity can be a great tool in life to relieve stress and find pride in.
Unger, NatalieUnger, Natalie
5th Grade Teacher
260-563-8050
My mom and dad have the gift of making me feel special and valued. I want to show all children they are special and valued, too.

Grandma Sparling had a loft in her kindergarten classroom, and I felt happy and loved in the environment. I want the power to create a memorable environment for children.
Wright, MeganWright, Megan
Special Education Teacher
260-563-8050
The energy and challenges that my students bring each day fuels my passion for their success. I love watching them grow and mature. I am passionate about advocating for them, and making them feel that their success is the most important thing that has happened at Southwood Elementary.

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