Some of the featured buildings of the town are below!
Growing up I attended Catholic grade school from Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. I thoroughly loved my educational experience there and it played an enormous role in why I want to be a teacher!
Holy Trinity Catholic School
Seeing as we're in a Fifth Grade classroom I felt it fitting to add a picture of my time while attending my grade school, Holy Trinity Catholic School, from when I was in Fifth Grade!
Paola High school (PHS)
PHS prides itself on its athletics and the town truly rallies behind the sports teams and their performance. I however was awful at sports and spent my time being involved in other activities.
People who know me well know the word pig is synonymous with my own name. I spendt majority of my growing up in a barn working with, playing with or caring for my livestock, especially my pigs.
Seeing as I'm too old to show I now get my pig fix through youth I work with who exhibit their pigs throughout the state and country!
GENTRY IS A SPITFIRE IF I'VE EVER MET ONE! SHE'S A 6 YEAR OLD FILLED WITH SASS AND WILL MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT SHE CAN DO SOMETHING HERSELF Or THAT YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG. SHE'S MY BEST HELP AT SHOWS AND HAS TO BE TOLD TO STOP WORKING BECAUSE SHE JUST WANTS TO DO EVERYTHING JUST RIGHT!
Recently I have begun dabbling in some photography and have had a blast! Below is a sample of some of my photos that I've Taken!
Photography has become a really fun outlet for me to get outdoors and in nature and challenge myself to capture moments that people will enjoy and appreciate as well!
Meet my partner in crime! Mali is my best girl and I wouldn't do life without her. In the future mali will be trained to be a therapy dog for my classroom and spends a great deal of her time playing with other dogs and doing adventure things with her dad (aka me)!
My family means the world to me. I wouldn't ask for better parents or siblings to watch me through all of my life stages and support me or give me a swift kick in the rear when I need it. My family is my everything!
My dad has always said he feared for me because I act so much like him. When left together for long periods of time it's very likely we've eaten something that's not good for us, planned out my future farm or dreamed up the most ridiculous dream Possible!
He's not only a man I love but one I have a very deep respect for!
Growing up my mom was always there for us. Whether it was hauling us to ball practice or showing us the ropes on how to clip hair on our show steers, my mom has been a rather adaptive person! She served many roles in my life but will always be best at her number one role, being my mom.
She's not always the most affectionate but she loves through her actions and it's a quality I try to emulate and show to others in my life!
Talk about some phenomenal human beings! My siblings are with me through absolutely everything in my life! They're my go too's and those I know I can lean on for anything. From matching outfits to surviving one another's adventure through puberty, we've been through a lot together! I love them with my whole heart and wouldn't want to call any other two my siblings!
That pretty well sums up me! I'm an adventurous, passionate soul who prefers to be in bed by 9:30pm on the dot. I'm pumped to be with this class and look forward to the many adventures we will have together!