Spotlight: Wendy Mann, fourth-grade teacher, Eagle Valley Elementary School |

Spotlight: Wendy Mann, fourth-grade teacher, Eagle Valley Elementary School

Maggie Pavlik (second row far left), a teacher at Vail Mountain School, sits with the eighth graders who will be participating in community service on Monday to celebtrate Martin Luther King Day.

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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