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Welcome to 5th Grade! I am Mrs. Gaskell, and I am so excited to be teaching Fifth Grade in the Otterville School District! This will be my sixth year teaching, but my first at Otterville. I was born and raised in Jefferson City where I graduated from Jefferson City High School in 2008. I graduated from Central Methodist University in 2016 with a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education. I am also certified in Elementary Education. I earned my Master's of Arts in Reading from Grand Canyon University in 2020.
I live in Otterville with my husband Kaleb and our two boys-Kale, 9, and Connor, 1, and our dog, Roxy. We enjoy spending time together playing outside.
I taught Fifth Grade for the past four years in Tipton, and am very excited to continue my teaching career in Fifth Grade! I love teaching fifth grade not only because of the fun concepts we learn, but because I get to help the students prepare for more responsibilities and organization skills to prepare them for older grades and beyond. I love seeing my fifth graders have those "a-ha" moments in the classroom and become more confident in their learning and skills throughout the year.
I can't wait to see where the year takes us! Please feel free to reach out to me any time.
School Phone: 660-366-4391