School: Blessed Sacrament
Subject and Grade Level: Pre-K-8 Grade Physical Education, and health teacher to Cedar Valley Catholic Schools
Education: University of Northern Iowa
Hobbies: I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, watching my nieces’ and nephew’s sporting events and attending UNI football and basketball games.
Family members: Mother – Marlys Konrardy, Fiance – Chris Witt, Sisters – Linda, Barb, Sara, Kathy, Brothers – Greg, Mark, and Jim
How long have you been teaching: 15 years
The Thing You Like Most About Teaching: The variety that each class brings every day.
The Thing You Find Most Challenging About Teaching: My most challenging times come when our gym is not available for use; I need to be creative in finding activities that maintain the level of activity each student needs while also keeping them motivated.
Best Tip for New Teachers: Believe in yourself and your students! Also, the maintenance people are your best friends.
Best Tip for Career Teachers: Always be flexible and open to change!
Favorite Piece of Advice for Students: You need to be your own health advocate, continue to exercise your mind, body, and faith.
What Being a Gold Star Teacher Means to You: That my students are listening to what I have to say and that I am making a difference in the lives of my students.