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It's Wildcat Wednesday! Every Wednesday, we will spotlight a member of the LR Wildcat family.
This week we are introducing you to Emily Forster!
Fifth Grade Teacher
Tell us about your family (human and/or fur family):
I have a small family, but we are all very close. My parents live in Ozark, Missouri. I have one younger brother who is a student at Missouri State University. Our family has two dogs, a Labrador named Casey and a Jack Russell named Chance.
How long have you been a teacher/worked in education?
I did a yearlong internship program my senior year of college at Logan-Rogersville. I was at the Elementary building in a second-grade classroom. After graduating, I was hired for a fifth-grade position at Logan-Rogersville. I have now been a teacher for two years.
What is your favorite thing about working for LR?
The support I receive from my coworkers. Since I am still new, having their support has helped me be successful in my beginning years of teaching. Also, the sense of community in the building makes it a great place to work.
How did you know you wanted to be a teacher?
My grandma was also an elementary school teacher which makes it feel like it is in my genes. Saying that I was going to be a teacher when I grew up always felt right. It is a gift that God has blessed me with, and I love using my gift every day at LR.
What is something about you that might surprise people?
Soon I will be graduating with my master’s degree in Literacy.
What is your favorite quote?
“The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.”
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I would love to learn another language, probably Spanish.
What do you like to do when you're not at school?
I love to spend time with my family and go shopping!
Thanks for being a Wildcat, Emily!