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September 1, 2023 / Schafer

Get to Know Our Sharks: Specials Team Edition

Specials

 

Michelle Mascheri

Mrs. Mascheri is one of our veteran sharks and is our art teacher at Schafer! She also runs Schafer’s Artsonia program. 

Mrs. Mascheri shares that her favorite part about being in education is when she introduces something new to her students and questions come pouring out of their brains!! It’s her favorite part because she gets to answer all those questions!!! When she thinks about her own school experience, she shares that her favorite teacher was John Nester. He inspired her to be a teacher in the Arts!!! If she could choose one teacher’s class to enroll in for a day, she would choose Miss Holman’s for sure! She never had a good experience in music class as a kid.

Mrs. Mascheri wants our Sharks to know to be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Her wish for the 2023-24 school year is that her students leave the art room loving art just a bit more than when they came in!

 

Fun Facts:

Years in education: 23

Birthday: 9/16

Family: She and her husband have three children. Twin girls in 8th grade and one son in 5th. 

Favorite school subject: Social Studies, Science and of course Art!

Favorite school memory: Her first day teaching!! Was a very exciting day for her!

Favorite color: Pink

Favorite pet: Love all animals but right now they have a their dog Daisy

Favorite hobby: Anything Disney!!! 

Favorite drink: Coke Zero

Favorite food/restaurant: The Wedged Salad at Cheese Cake Factory

Favorite sports team: Cubs

Favorite music: Disney Music

Favorite place visited: Disney World

Dream vacation: Staying in Disney World for weeks:)

Surprising fact: She married her high school sweetheart. They have been together since they were 15.

Favorite quote: Be Kind for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.

 

 

Corbyn Holman

Ms. Holman is one of our veteran sharks and is our music teacher at Schafer. She is also one of Schafer’s Talent Show Advisors. 

Ms. Holman shares that her favorite part about being in education is seeing the kids smiling faces. Ms. Holman wants our Sharks to know to be yourself. Her wish for the 2023-24 school year is for each child to leave her class with a love of music.

 

Fun Facts:

Years in education: Since 2021

Birthday: 2/13

Favorite school subject: Music

Favorite color: Indigo, mint green or Cinderella blue

Favorite pet: Dogs (She loves mine!)

Favorite hobby: Read, craft (cricut, paint, etc…), hang out with her friends and family

Favorite drink: Starbucks

Favorite food/restaurant: Chicken nuggets or strips

Favorite sports team: MLB – Minnesota Twins or St. Louis Cardinals NFL – Minnesota Vikings or New England Patriots

Favorite music: Country, musicals or Disney- can’t pick a favorite artist or song

Favorite place visited: Disney with her family

Dream vacation: Every Disney park and a Disney Cruise

Favorite quote: Enjoy the little things

 

 

Jennifer Bay

Mrs. Bay is a veteran shark and is our LRC Specialist at Schafer.

Mrs. Bay shares that her favorite part about being in education are the kids and our Schafer Staff! They are the best!

When she thinks about her own school experience, she shares that her favorite teacher was her 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Bondi. She was always someone Mrs. Bay could go back and talk to. They stayed in touch for many years and she even came to her wedding.

Her wish for the 2023-24 school year is that we all learn something new and have fun while doing it!

 

Fun Facts:

Years in education: 10

Birthday: 5/30

Family: Her and her husband, Dave, have 3 grown children. Josh, Jacob and Makenzie

Favorite school subject: Reading/ELA

Favorite color: Green

Favorite pet: Dogs- She has 2 Lily and Shelby, but she also has a cat-Oliver 🙂

Favorite hobby: Read/Hike with her dogs

Favorite drink: Pepsi 🙂

Favorite food/restaurant: Tacos for sure!

Favorite music: The Lumineers

Favorite place visited: Barcelona, Spain

Dream vacation: I would love to visit Greece!

Favorite quote: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” — Maya Angelou

 

Rachel Schwarz

Mrs. Schwarz is a veteran shark, however this year she is coming back home to Schafer after spending years as the LRC Specialist at York Center. Previously, she worked in the STARS program at Schafer. This year she will be the Schafer Library Teacher.

Mrs. Schwarz shares that her favorite part about being in education is making connections with the students 🙂 Her wish for the 2023-24 school year is to get to know the students better and have each one find a book they are excited to read.

 

Fun Facts:

Years in education: 22

Birthday: 4/23

Family: Schwarz party of 3 – her husband, Eric, son, Aidan and herself

Favorite school subject: Language Arts 

Favorite color: Rainbow 🙂

Favorite pet: Her family has a sweet dog named Frankie 

Favorite hobby: Reading, baking, gardening

Favorite drink: Coffee is life

Favorite food/restaurant: Tacos

Favorite sports team: Cubs & Bears 

Favorite place visited: Glacier National Park 

Dream vacation: Anywhere in nature with my family

Favorite quote: “Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything.” TOMIE DEPAOLA