Monday, August 15, 2011

Meet Mrs. Lochel

Today is an exciting day--it's Meet the Teacher! 

All of my new parents will be coming in today to, well, meet ME!

Here's a little bit about me just to get us started. 

This is me and my husband, Mr. Lochel, on a weekend trip to Asheville, NC this summer.  We have been married for 4 years!  

We have 2 sweet cats at home.

We love to go white water rafting!  We have season passes to the USNWC in Charlotte and took a trip into Tennessee for our anniversary and rafted down the Nolichucky River!

I am from Fort Mill and have lived here my entire life.  My Mom and Dad are both still living here too!

This year marks the start of my 8th year teaching.  I have been at Sugar Creek since it opened 3 years ago.  I have taught 1st grade for 6 years and this is my 2nd year in Kindergarten.

I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember.  See if you can find me in this picture.  This was the end of my pre-school year. I was just months away from becoming a kindergartner myself!

Last year I was honored with the award of Fort Mill School District Teacher of the Year.  I had a fantastic year meeting up with other DTOYs from across our state, attending state forums, and hearing people talk about education.  This year, I will head up the Fort Mill Teacher Forum which brings together teacher leaders from each school.  This is a picture from my day at the State House with my DTOY friends from York and Clover.

And, I won a CAR for a year!  I'll be giving it up soon, but I've enjoyed every minute of it! Thank you again Toyota of Rock Hill!

In my free time I love to read and spend time with my amazing Mom.  This is a picture of us from my wedding day.

Above all, I just love to teach.  I love the children and I love providing them with a solid foundation and a love for learning that will stay with them for many years to come.

I hope that helps you get to know me a little better. 

I couldn't be more thankful or thrilled to be starting a new school year with a group of eager kindergartners. 

Hopefully we'll all be able to Keep Up With The Kindergartners!


  1. Thank you for making us feel so welcome today. Abby loves her new classroom. What are the names of your kitties? Abby and Heather Guess

  2. Today was great! I'm so glad you all were able to come and I look forward to getting to know you both this year! My cats are Copperfield (the orange one) and Boots (the black one).

  3. Austin and Dallas really enjoyed their meet the teacher day. You and Mrs. M. were very great at making everyone feel comfortable. Thank you! I know we will have a great year.
    Jerri, Austin and Dallas

  4. Thank you, Jerri! We are looking forward to a GREAT year!

  5. Are you wearing the red sweater?