Who is Mrs. Kasse...
I am a teacher, but also a wife, a soccer/softball/baseball and tennis mom, a sister, a daughter, a tennis player, a triathlete, a fan of anything lemon flavored and a lover of coconut cake and chocolate chip cookie dough. My celebrity crush is Sam Heughan from Outlander, my favorite magazine is "O" and my role model is Reese Witherspoon because she's a classy yet down home Southern gal who loves pretty things and embodies the idea that femininity is both strong and beautiful.
I don't drink coffee but love sweets and I eat vegetables because they are good for me. I choose hamburgers not cheeseburgers, vanilla not chocolate, and Coke, not Pepsi. I love yoga, group fitness classes, pedicures, quarterly massages (yea for track out) and the occasional salon blowout.
I enjoy reading popular fiction, watching mini series, crime dramas, and "chick flicks". I seem to collect water bottles, white jeans, pens, sharpies and office supplies and have an obsession with all things Kate Spade. I browse Pinterest for recipes, school ideas, organizational suggestions and I live out my days according to my fabulous Life Planner by Erin Condren. I browse online parenting articles, educational journals, mom blogs and I love to post inspirational messages on Facebook. I constantly try to improve myself through the majestic power and mysterious beauty of the written word. I try to share my joy with others by giving of myself and try always to be thankful for the people in my life who make me want to be a better teacher and a better person.
I would like to become a skilled skier, take many more cruises, win an HGTV dream home and retire one day to the California coast; where I can play tennis, hike, take golf lessons, plant roses, bicycle to the Farmer's Market, watch whales and dolphins frolic in the Pacific, and play with my many grandchildren. My own children are the song of my heart that I send out into the world and my husband, well, he's the best part of this thing I call my life.
What's my teaching philosophy?
I believe that all students can learn, that success comes from hard work, grit, a positive attitude a willingness to learn and make mistakes. I believe that one test score does not reflect all that a student is. I believe that academic success is different for every child. I believe that the best possible education for your child happens when parents, students and teachers partner together to engage in the learning process.
What do I believe about seventh grade students?
I expect that seventh grade students will make mistakes. I understand that my responsibility is to educate the whole child and that involves more than the curriculum. I know that adolescence can be a confusing and scary time and an emotional roller coaster where school can seem less important than friends and sports and dance and piano. I see how seventh graders struggle to find their identity between child and adult. I believe that I am teaching skills, not just content; and that the most important lessons are the ones that make school a positive and successful experience for your child.