It's Wildcat Wednesday! Every Wednesday, we will spotlight a member of the LR Wildcat family.
This week we are introducing you to Bethany Fisher, one of our newest teachers!
2nd Grade Teacher
Tell us about your family (human and/or fur family):
I come from a very large family! My parents are in Rolla, Missouri and St. Louis. I am one of nine, I have six sisters and two brothers. I also have one fur child named, Elly May Clementine, who does everything with me!
How long have you been a teacher/worked in education?
This is my first official year teaching. However, I have taken every opportunity possible in education so far. I spent two years working for Springfield. The first year I worked as a Kindergarten Paraprofessional. The second year I worked as a Behavior Interventionist. I resigned there to finish my student teaching in the fall of 2016 at Willard North Elementary in 2nd grade. I was then very fortunate to get placed as a third grade teacher January through May.
Why did you choose to work for LR?
After graduating I went to teach third grade January through May as a long-term maternity sub. It was there I met Sara Mashburn who calls Rogersville home. At the time she had began her search for a job in the LR District. She and I became close as I took over for her class, after she had accepted the job with LR she had the most wonderful things to say about the staff, community, and district as a whole. Two other positions opened up giving me the opportunity to apply. I have never been happier to call a town and district home, LR is not only an amazing place to work, but truly a family.
What is your favorite thing about working for LR?
My favorite thing about working for LR is the community that comes together as a family. It has been such a blessing to work with such supportive and encouraging teachers, principal, administrative assistants, parents, district staff, and everyone in the community. I am one of the three hired on to the second grade team this year, we have had so much fun collaborating together and adapting to a new district.
How did you know you wanted to be a teacher?
I actually didn't think I wanted to be a teacher. When I graduated I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, but I began community college with my A+ scholarship working toward a business path. It was there I was tutoring elementary students that really changed my life, and opened up the path to education.
What is something about you that might surprise people?
People are often surprised to find out I am one of nine kiddos.
What is your favorite quote?
Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you. -Dr. Seuss
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
One thing I have tried and tried to do, but still can't master is using chopsticks!
What do you like to do when you're not at school?
When I am not at school I love to spend time with my family.
Thanks for being a Wildcat Bethany! We are so glad to have you at LR!