*~Welcome to Mrs. Furstoss' 2nd Grade Class~*
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Hello! My name is Katherine Furstoss and I am one of the 2nd grade teachers here at Newfield Elementary.
Since we will be working together this school year to help your child to learn and develop I would like to share a little bit about myself with you. I grew up not far away in Horseheads, New York where I currently live. Last year was my second year teaching second grade at Newfield Elementary School, but my third year teaching second grade. During the 2012-2013 school year, I taught second grade at Campbell-Savona Elementary School as a long-term substitute. Many children at our school know me as Miss Kennedy, but I had a beautiful wedding during the summer of 2014 and have become Mrs. Furstoss. This has confused many people, as there are two teachers with the name Mrs. Furstoss in the elementary building.
Outside of school, I also train horses and give riding lessons. I spend a great deal of time in the barn when I am not teaching students. I feel very blessed to be able to do what I love everyday (teaching and riding). I have a great love for teaching children and guiding them in acquiring the knowledge and life skills to prepare them for success in this world. I look forward to the many educational, fun, and rewarding experiences that we will encounter and strive towards together!
I believe communication between parent, teacher, and student is one of the most important tools that enable children to be successful. You may contact me at any time by calling my school extension, or emailing me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Sending an email is usually the best way to reach me. I will do my best to return phone calls and emails promptly.