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Mrs. Mindy Chism
This is my tenth year teaching fifth grade. I recently moved to Ozark from Carl Junction, Missouri. I have a husband, Jay, who is the Regional Director of the southwest region MU Extension Program. We have two kids, Patrick and Maria. Patrick is 27 and he and his wife, Devri, live in Chicago, Illinois. Maria is 20 and is currently a junior at MIZZOU. The other loves of my life are my three sisters who are spread out all over the United States but we get together often. My family and my faith are extremely important to me.
I absolutely adore fifth graders. I enjoy their interests, their boredoms :), their attitudes; to put it simply I love to be in their company. I currently teach ELA and want to encourage all of my students to love reading and writing! Both of these subjects can be developed to have a life-long love for books and the written word. My goal is to have each fifth grader learn to love these subjects as much as I do!