Junior Kindergarten Staff Spotlight

Throughout the 2021-2022 school year, we are spotlighting all of our wonderful school staff on our blog! Next up, our Junior Kindergarten staff spotlight. Junior Kindergarten staff includes Mrs. Sarah Vandiver (teacher), Mrs. Margy O’Loughlin (teacher assistant), Mrs. Linda Whitehill (teacher), Mrs. Gabriela Galindo (teacher assistant), and Mrs. Kim Albright (teacher).

Please read below to learn more about our Junior Kindergarten staff: How many years they’ve been at Legacy, the most rewarding part of teaching/working at Legacy, and some of their favorites!

Junior Kindergarten Staff Spotlight

 

Mrs. Sarah Vandiver: Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Sarah VandiverNumber of years teaching/working at Legacy School: six years teaching/ four years at Legacy

My favorite thing about Legacy School is: the environment! The staff and administration are so supportive, and we have the BEST students!

The most rewarding part of teaching/working at Legacy is: seeing things “click” when a student learns something new.

Something fun/unique you might not know about me is: I’m originally from St. Louis! My husband’s job moved us to Omaha in 2018.

Some of Mrs. Vandiver’s Favorites

Salty snack: pistachios

Sports team: St. Louis Blues

Sit-down restaurant: Stokin’ Goat

 

 

Mrs. Margy O’Loughlin: Junior Kindergarten Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Margy O'LoughlinNumber of years teaching/working at Legacy School: forty years teaching/ six years at Legacy

My favorite thing about Legacy School is: the kids, staff, outdoors, atmosphere, energy, enthusiasm, cooperation, etc.

The most rewarding part of teaching/working at Legacy is: A feeling of trust and appreciation.

Something fun/unique you might not know about me is: I can hang four spoons from my face at one time.

Some of Mrs. O’Loughlin’s Favorites

Color: purple/green

Fruit: apples- Honeycrisp

Candy: peanut M&M’s

 

Mrs. Linda Whitehill: Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Linda WhitehillNumber of years teaching/working at Legacy School: forty-nine years teaching/ eleven years at Legacy

My favorite thing about Legacy School is: The freedom to teach! Great families!

The most rewarding part of teaching/working at Legacy is: The appreciation you feel from the parents and students.

Something fun/unique you might not know about me is: I plan on spending lots of time in Florida because my sister now owns a home there. Her house is also close to the beach!

Some of Mrs. Whitehill’s Favorites

Scent: lilac

Ice cream flavor: golden vanilla

Take out restaurant: Hectors

 

Mrs. Gabriela Galindo Barrera: Junior Kindergarten Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Gabriela Galindo BarreraNumber of years teaching/working at Legacy School: second year at Legacy

My favorite thing about Legacy School is: My favorite thing about Legacy School is that everyone is like family. We are always there for each other, and we are a great team.

The most rewarding part of teaching/working at Legacy is: being surrounded by love.

Something fun/unique you might not know about me is: I am an arts and crafts person who likes to create and prep for parties and gatherings.

Some of Mrs. Galindo Barrera’s Favorites

Cookie: chewy Chip’s Ahoy

Flower: sunflowers and roses

Salty snack: Cheetos

 

Mrs. Kim Albright: Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Kim AlbrightNumber of years teaching/working at Legacy School: twenty-six years teaching/ six years at Legacy

My favorite thing about Legacy School is: The family feeling that Legacy has. There are so many wonderful people.

The most rewarding part of teaching/working at Legacy is: seeing a child grow both academically and in their social-emotional development.

Something fun/unique you might not know about me is: I’m from a small town in Montana.

Some of Mrs. Albright’s Favorites

Teacher supply store: Lakeshore Learning

Hobby: knitting, anything outdoors

Soft drink: Pepsi One

 

Check out our previous 2021-2022 Legacy School staff spotlights:

Kindergarten Staff Spotlight: https://www.legacyschoolne.com/kindergarten-staff-spotlight/

First Grade Staff Spotlight: https://www.legacyschoolne.com/first-grade-staff-spotlight/

Second and Third Grade Staff Spotlight: https://www.legacyschoolne.com/second-and-third-grade-staff-spotlight/

Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Grade Staff Spotlight: https://www.legacyschoolne.com/fourth-fifth-and-sixth-grade-staff-spotlight/

 

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