Kay Konrardy

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.