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Mrs. Chris Spanberger

Philosophy of Education

I believe that all children are entitled to a safe, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow emotionally, intellectually, and socially.  It is my goal as an educator to help students meet their fullest potential by providing an environment that supports risk-taking and invites a sharing of ideas. .  I am a compassionate, strong and dedicated individual that is excited about working with students. For myself, coaching/teaching provides me with an opportunity to continue to learn and grow.  I hope to share my passion for learning with the teachers and students every day.  Children deserve to receive a solid education and be educated by someone who is aware of and sensitive to their individual needs.  I am such a person and will always strive to be the best educator that I can be.

Personal Statement

I have been employed by the Hazelwood School District for 24 years.  I have been married to my husband Joe for 23 years.  We have 2 children, Cody, 20, attends Southeast Missouri State University and Chad, 17, who attends Granite City High School.  Both of my children play baseball so most of my summer is spent driving my son to various parts of the country to participate in baseball tournaments.  When I have free time, I enjoy working in the yard, reading and spending time with family and friends.