School: Orange Elementary
School System: Waterloo Community Schools
Subject and Grade Level: 5th grade
Education: University of Northern Iowa, BA in Education Prek-9, 1988; University of Northern Iowa, Special Education 7-12, 1999 & Viterbo University, MA in Education, 2001
Hobbies: Reading, gardening and spending time with family and friends.
Family Members: Randy Magee (husband) Spring Marie and Destiny Danielle (daughters.)
How long have you been teaching: 19 years, 8 years at East High School in Waterloo, 10 years at Orange in Waterloo.
The Thing You Like Most About Teaching: Sharing the joy of learning with my students.
The Thing You Find Most Challenging About Teaching: Knowing when to go home at night, there is always 1 more thing to do for the students.
Best Tip for New Teachers: Share your love of learning with your students, they will feel it, expect the best from your students and they will give it to you.
Best Tip for Career Teachers: Find the gift in each and every one of your students; be grateful for the privilege of guiding them
Favorite Piece of Advice for Students: Give your best to the world and do it with joy in your heart.
What Being a Gold Star Teacher Means to You: Being blessed with students and staff that allow you to be part of their lives and work so hard beside you to be their best and to help you make a positive difference in the lives you touch.