Erin Neal



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Erin Neal

Hello!!  I am Erin Neal and am excited to start teaching in the Ozark School District.  I am one of the KITES teachers at West Elementary.  I cannot wait to meet all the students and families.  

 Here is some information about me.  I live in Nixa with my husband, son, and daughter.  My son, Rocco, is starting the fourth grade and my daughter, Zoey, is starting first grade.  I have been teaching for 15 years, with 9 being in Gifted Education.  I taught at Fair Grove before coming to Ozark.  I have a passion for education and learning.  I went to MSU for my Elementary Education degree with a minor in mathematics.  After a couple years, I obtained my Master's Degree in Currlculum and Instruction from Webster University.  As soon as I graduated, I attened Drury University for my Gifted Education Certification.  Lastly, I graduated in December of 2017 with an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Webster University.  My plan is to begin a Doctorial program in the next couple of years.  

My hobbies/ passions are making items from scratch.  I sew, knit, bake, and remodel my house during my free time.  I truely enjoy learning how to make things and the proudness when it all turns out.  Sometimes I have fails, but that only makes me better the next time.  When we make mistakes, it strengthens our problem solving/ critical thinking skills.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.  I cannot wait for the 18-19 school year!