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!