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Enjoying New Experiences

As our TCS kindergarten expands to three classrooms this year, we are delighted to welcome kindergarten teacher, Elizabeth Grady.  This is Elizabeth’s 4th year of teaching.  Prior to coming to TCS, Elizabeth taught 4th grade.  “I taught at the same school I attended from preschool to 8th grade,” she says.”

Elizabeth says, “My husband, Stephen, and I just moved to Orlando from Boca Raton.  We live in College Park with our two boxers.  Stephen and I have been married for 2 1/2 years.  He was in the military for 8 years and is transitioning to a new job with PCL Construction.  I love traveling, boating, taking our dogs to the park, baking, and reading.  Stephen and I both went to Auburn University and are huge football fans; we try to make it back for at least one game every season.  We have 9 nieces and nephews who all live in the Orlando area, and we love getting to spend time with them!”

I decided in 1st grade that I wanted to be a teacher,” says Elizabeth. “I had the most incredible teacher that year, and I wanted to be just like her!  I still keep in touch with her and love getting to share my teaching experiences with her.  She retired right after my first year of teaching and gave me a lot of her classroom decorations, so it’s fun to have those hanging in my classroom now.”

“I am excited about teaching kindergarten this year,” she says. “I love how new and exciting everything is for the students. They come in every day with big smiles on their faces ready to learn.  It has been so much fun getting to experience all of their school ‘firsts’ with them.  I also get LOTS of hugs throughout the day.”

Elizabeth continues, “I am really looking forward to seeing the progress they make with reading and writing.  They have told me many times how excited they are to learn how to read, so I can’t wait to help them progress!  I’ve also heard great things about the theater program we are going to do with our students this year – Three Piggy Opera – so I am excited to experience that as well!”

“I am delighted to be part of The Christ School team. I love how welcoming The Christ School family has been,” says Elizabeth. “It’s great to see how everyone really looks out for each other and is always ready to step in anytime someone needs help.  I also love being able to have Insomnia Cookies delivered anytime,” she smiles. “In addition to teaching, I will get to be a coach this year!” says Elizabeth. “I played volleyball for 10 years and am looking forward to coaching The Christ School’s 4th grade team.”

Elizabeth shares her favorite Bible verse:  1 Corinthians 13:13:  And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.


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