Throughout the 2021-2022 school year, we are spotlighting all of our wonderful school staff on our blog! Next up, our Second and Third Grade Staff Spotlight. Second Grade staff includes Mrs. Jessica Barger (teacher) and Ms. Avery Sears (teacher assistant). Third Grade staff includes Mrs. Mariah Babbel (teacher) and Mr. Matt Wickwire (teacher assistant).
Please read below to learn more about our Second and Third Grade staff: How many years they’ve been at Legacy, the most rewarding part of teaching/working at Legacy, and some of their favorites!
Legacy School Second and Third Grade Staff Spotlight
Mrs. Jessica Barger: Second Grade Teacher
Number of years teaching/working at Legacy School: 16 years teaching/ two years at Legacy
My favorite thing about Legacy School is: I love the community feel and the philosophy that centers on the value of childhood.
The most rewarding part of teaching/working at Legacy is: watching 2nd graders grow into independent learners.
Something fun/unique you might not know about me is: I have five kids and one of my daughters is in my class this year. We also have cows, goats, and horses at home.
Some of Mrs. Barger’s Favorites
Ice cream shop: Ted and Wally’s (banana shake)
Soft drink: Diet Coke
Ms. Avery Sears: Second Grade Teacher Assistant
Number of years teaching/working at Legacy School: 2 years
My favorite thing about Legacy School is: The amazing team of staff, parents, and students. I also love all of the outdoor space we have available.
The most rewarding part of teaching/working at Legacy is: watching students grow, not only academically, but as individuals!
Something fun/unique you might not know about me is: I am a Colorado native! Hastings College is the reason I ended up in Nebraska.
Some of Ms. Sears Favorites
College or sports team: Colorado University
Cookie: chocolate chip
Scent: vanilla and pumpkin spice
Mrs. Mariah Babbel: Third Grade Teacher/SPED and Assessment Coordinator
Number of years teaching/working at Legacy School: 10 years teaching/ two years at Legacy
My favorite thing about Legacy School is: The ability to teach kids where they are but still push them to the highest level.
The most rewarding part of teaching/working at Legacy is: seeing students create a classroom community that wins together and loses together. They also build each other up!
Something fun/unique you might not know about me is: My hair is naturally light blonde and has never been dyed.
Some of Mrs. Babbel’s Favorites
Salty snack: chips
Cake: red velvet
Mr. Matt Wickwire: Third Grade Teacher Assistant
Number of years teaching/working at Legacy School: 1st year
My favorite thing about Legacy School is: The small community that is formed here. Everyone knows everyone, and there is always a friendly smile in the hallway.
The most rewarding part of teaching/working at Legacy is: The “Aha!” moments from the students when they figure out something they have been working hard on.
Something fun/unique you might not know about me is: I have a degree in Human Services and hope to use the skills I’ve learned to work with all Legacy students.
Some of Mr. Wickwire’s Favorites
Soft drink: Mr. Pibb
Sit-down restaurant: Ponzu Sushi
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/
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