Shaping the character, caliber and future of every child.
Thank you so much for stopping by A Place 4 Teachers. I am Diane and I have been teaching for 27 years. I am in my second career year 2 and new to the Missouri schools. I love Springfield, Missouri and the phenominal educaitonal system I am blessed to be a part of. Everyday in the classroom is a new reward! Children require relationship, rapport, and respect in the classroom. When the 3 R's are in place it is amazing the learning magic that unfolds for every children no matter their learning potential. That is my philosophy and I believe it with all my heart; every child has the potential to learn! It is up to us as teachers to venture into their learning style, supply the stimulation and inspiration, and allow the magic to unfold regardless of the effort it takes. It's not a job, it's a life passion for me.
My husband of 26 years is a retired teacher who spends his days substituting and driving school buses. We have 5 beautiful children Matthew, Jessyka, Mary Jean, Lenora, and Jose. The first three are already college graduates and Lenora is a junior in college this year. We are looking forward to her graduation in about a year. We are also blessed with three precious grandchildren Aubreyannah Sue, Alexandreyah Caroline and Wyatt Alan. I can hardly believe how fast life is going.
I absolutely love nonfat vanilla lattes and I make 2 a day everyday. Thanks to my dad who gifted me with his Breville Espresso machine I can live in a small town in the middle of nowhere and enjoy a latte like a queen!