Throughout the 2021-2022 school year, we will be spotlighting all of our wonderful school staff on our blog! Next up, our First Grade Staff Spotlight. First grade staff includes Mrs. Kate Chapman (teacher), Mrs. Brenda Dudik (teacher assistant), Mrs. Laura Wilson (teacher), and Mrs. Tara Cassidy (teacher assistant).
Please read below to learn more about our First Grade staff: How many years they’ve been at Legacy, something unique you might not know about them, and some of their favorites!
Legacy School First Grade Staff Spotlight
Mrs. Kate Chapman: First Grade Teacher
Number of years teaching/working at Legacy School: 18 years teaching/ three and a half years at Legacy
My favorite thing about Legacy School is: The small class sizes allow me to know how each of my students learns and what their strengths and weaknesses are.
The most rewarding part of teaching/working at Legacy is: the hugs from students and the ability to teach students where they are on their academic journey.
Something fun/unique you might not know about me is: When I was in middle school, I was a Christi Clown – aka Clown for Christ. We would dress in full clown attire and go to functions to entertain kids. One of the functions we went to was the spina bifida foundation in Fremont. We would also go to the mall during Christmas time and paint faces.
Some of Mrs. Chapman’s Favorites
College/sports team: Huskers
Soft drink: Dr. Pepper/ Mountain Dew
Mrs. Brenda Dudik: First Grade Teacher Assistant
Number of years teaching/working at Legacy School: two and a half years
My favorite thing about Legacy School is: learning outdoors, and all of the movement students get during the day.
The most rewarding part of teaching/working at Legacy is: seeing something click for a student and how excited they are to learn something new.
Something fun/unique you might not know about me is: that I used to belong to a group called Extreme Things. We rappeled into caves and down waterfalls, hiked the Zion Narrows, climbed Mt. Whitney, took a trapeze class, white water rafted, and so much more!
Some of Mrs. Dudik’s Favorites
Salty snack: Dots pretzels
Starbucks drink: blended strawberry lemonade
Mrs. Laura Wilson: First Grade Teacher
Number of years teaching/working at Legacy School: 8 years teaching/ 1st year at Legacy
My favorite thing about Legacy School is: the community. Every staff member is here to do what’s best for the children.
The most rewarding part of teaching/working at Legacy is: greeting my students and having conversations with them every day.
Something fun/unique you might not know about me is: In my free time, I enjoy cooking and baking. I often make birthday cakes/cupcakes for events.
Some of Mrs. Wilson’s Favorites
Sit-down restaurant: Longhorn Steakhouse, Applebee’s
Hobby: crocheting, cooking
Mrs. Tara Cassidy: First Grade Teacher Assistant
Number of years teaching/working at Legacy School: 1st year
My favorite thing about Legacy School is: the students and staff. As well as the small class sizes and the community feel.
The most rewarding part of teaching/working at Legacy is: building relationships with students to support their educational, social, and emotional development.
Something fun/unique you might not know about me is: I have lived and worked in Vermont, New York, Michigan, and Nebraska. I grew up in Northern New York near an Amish community and was friends with Amish families.
Some of Mrs. Cassidy’s Favorites
Candy: tootsie rolls
Cookie: oatmeal raisin
Check out our previous 2021-2022 Legacy School staff spotlights:
Kindergarten Staff Spotlight: https://www.legacyschoolne.com/kindergarten-staff-spotlight/
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