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Hello and welcome to second grade! I am excited to be your teacher this year and can't wait to get started learning together.
This will be my 12th year of teaching and my 3rd year at Nadine Johnson Elementary. I am a Texas State Graduate and love being an elementary school teacher. I have taught Kindergarten through Fourth Grade. I am very fortunate to get to teach right in the middle of all my previous grades taught. I know what student expectations have been in Kindergarten-1st grade and where they wil be going in the 3rd-4th grade. Second grade is a perfect balance for bringing all of this together and helping students achieve higher levels of learning.
I love spending time with my family. I have two daughters, a son-in-law, 2 dogs, and 2 grand-dogs. My oldest daughter, Allie, is an Outreach Athletic Trainer for Southwest Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics. My youngest daughter, Emily, graduated this August from Texas Tech with a Communications Degree. We are all so proud of her. My son-in-law, Ricky, is a talented percussion educator, performer, and media producer. I also have two very, spoiled dogs. Ginger is my high-maintenance Dachshund and Khloe is my easy-going Dorkie (Dachshund and Yorkie mix). They are my babies now that my children have grown. Finally, my grand-dogs (Ricky and Allie's pups) are Little Foot and Lola. Little Foot is Khloe's brother and Lola is a year old mixed breed pup that keeps everyone on their toes. When we are all together, you can usually find us hiking or playing games.
I strive to empower student learning and create life-long learners with a passion for knowledge. I want students to be excited about coming to school and learning as much as they can and even more. It is important to me that we work together to accomplish this goal and create a safe and happy learning environment for your child. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns on the Class Dojo or through email at email@example.com. I am looking forward to a fabulous year leveling up in second grade.
Some of my favorite things to do when I am not teaching are hiking, reading, and exploring small Texas Towns (insprired by The Daytripper). I also love watching college football in the fall. I keep up with the Texas Longhorns, Baylor Bears, and Texas Tech Red Raiders. In the spring, I follow the Lady Baylor Bears basketball team.
I am in the process of changing my last name back to my maiden name - Krejci. All school communication (emails, report cards, etc) will show my name as Gleason until the legal process is complete. I will notify you once the switch is official, so that you will recoginize emails coming from me.
Please remember we are a team, and I will do everything I can to ensure that your child has a successful year in second grade. I am a strong believer in communication and welcome your notes, emails, and phone calls when needed. Let's make this the best year ever!