Spotlight: Wendy Mann, fourth-grade teacher, Eagle Valley Elementary School
What’s the best thing about teaching at EVES?: “The wonderful students, staff and parent volunteers who make our school a wonderful place to learn.”
Family: Husband, Todd; daughters Heather, a sophomore at Eagle Valley High School, and Jamie, a seventh-grader at Eagle Valley Middle School.
Where are you originally from?: Illinois
Where do you live now?: Eagle
Where did you go to college?: Western State College
How long have you been teaching at EVES?: Four years
What got you into teaching?: “My third-grade teacher inspired me, and since third grade I’ve never thought of doing anything else.”
Most embarrassing moment: “Getting locked in my own car by a faulty child-security system and having to be rescued by the car dealership.”
Favorite book: “I have many favorites, but for this time of year, “The Heart of Christmas.”
Favorite movie: “Dances With Wolves” or “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”
Favorite foods: “Large, soft, chewy chocolate-chip cookies and seafood.
Your hope for the school year: “To make a positive impact and difference in the lives of the students I teach. I hope for each one to grow to their fullest potential and to always know they are very special.”
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