by Michelle Osmotherly
Hello everyone. My name is Michelle Osmotherly and I am going into my seventh year of teaching 4th grade in Hemingford. The past six years has been a terrific experience for me and from those experiences I will build on to make another great year. I am also excited this year because I will be team teaching with Ms. Andreasen due to such a large class.
I was raised in Crawford, Nebraska and attended K-12 in the public school system. While in high school I spent time in the Kindergarten room as an aid, as well as, a tutor for junior high and high school students. After high school I went to Chadron State College to pursue my dream of being a teacher. In May 2005, I graduated with my Bachelor of Science degree in Education. I am currently taking classes now working towards a masters degree in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in mathematics.
I am married to my high school sweetheart, Ryan. He is also a teacher. He teaches Science at Crawford as well as responsible for many other duties, such as coaching. With our busy lives we barely get to see each other. This summer we spent time putting in a new bathroom in the basement of our house, coaching basketball league and camps, visiting family and friends, going to a Royals baseball game as well as Worlds of Fun.Our three year old daughter, Peyton, also kept us busy with swimming, swinging and potty training. I wish I could bottle up all the energy she has.
I have two younger siblings, Michael and Melissa. Michael is a fire fighter and EMT in McCook, Nebraska. He really enjoys it and keeps him busy. He is getting married this September. Melissa and Kody's daughter, Alexis, turned one this summer and we had a ton of fun getting together for play dates. Peyton just loves Lexie. My mother, Rhonda, has her own beauty shop in Crawford,and has enjoyed being a Grandma. My father, Stan, took early retirement from Quest and is now working for the City of Crawford.</
I enjoy doing many things with family. I like to play and watch basketball and volleyball, as well as, go hiking and camping. Even though I am an adult I am really a kid at heart. I also love to scrapbook and do remodeling projects.
My goals for this year are to increase the students' enthusiasm for school and learning, and provide them with the background to be confident individuals. It is amazing what can be done when you believe in yourself.