About Teacher App
Degrees and Certifications:
Elementary Education Early Childhood Education Masters degree in Educational Technology Leadership Gifted Certification
Mrs. Stefanie McKoy
Dear Parents and Students,
I am very excited to begin this school year! This will be the beginning of my 11th year of teaching but my first year with the Ozark School District and my first as a gifted teacher. I taught 10 years for the Branson School District, 7 years in 3rd grade and 3 years in 5th grade. During my time, I was homeroom to a pod of gifted students. As a gifted student myself, I love to push and challenge these students to reach their highest potential and overcome obstacles.
I graduated from Missouri State University in 2006 with a degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. I am certified to teach students birth through 6th grade. I also earned my master’s degree in Educational Technology Leadership from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. In addition, I hold certification in eMINTS4ALL and eMINTS. I am also attending Lindenwood University to further my own education.
I am also a writer for Kagan Publishing. I currently have 7 books published and my 8th book is currently being printed. I am also in negotiations to write another book. I love cooperative learning and the social skills it helps provide.
My husband and I have an eight year old son, Kolby, who will be starting second grade this year at Ozark. We find ourselves always being amazed by his curiosity and viewpoints on how the world works. I love my role as mom and have become a better teacher for it. We also have a lab-mix dog named Piper and a cat named Books. They add the perfect amount of chaos to our lives! I also have 3 fire-bellied toads that will be a part of the classroom.
When I am not teaching in the classroom, I am found teaching swim lessons in the pool. This is a recent adventure for me and I have loved it. This past summer I spent many hours in the pool and found that the experience of teaching swimming has strengthened my passion for the classroom! I have also started Tae Kwon Do with my son to keep active and busy.
In our free-time, my family enjoys going out to dinner, spending time boating at Lake Pomme De Terre, going kayaking around the area, and watching movies while relaxing at home. My personal hobbies include reading, running, being active, and finding new challenges to conquer.
I look forward to spending the year getting to know your family. We have an exciting year ahead of us with parent activities, engaging projects, and a little fun thrown in! If you have any questions, please contact me. The easiest and fastest way to get a hold of me is through email. If you do not receive a reply from me in 24 hours, please try to contact me again!
Your partner in education,
Mrs. Stefanie McKoy