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Mrs. Margi Petersen
1st Grade Teacher
14 years at Holy Trinity School
 
Education:  University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
                          BS Special Education K-12
                         BS Elementary Education K-9 
 
Work Experience:
I have taught at Holy Trinity for a total of 14 years in kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade.  Outside of my time teaching at Holy Trinity I taught severely handicapped children and adolescents at Maple Valley State School in Kansas City North.  I substitute taught grades K-5 in the Johnson County Catholic schools and provided in-home childcare for preschool children ages 3-5.  
 
Philosophy:  
My philosophy of education begins with the fact that God loves us and calls us to love each other.  In my classroom, I allow for individual differences and uniqueness.  I view myself as a member of a team along with parents and strive to be a good Christian role model.  My primary goal is to enhance each student's self esteem.  I work at achieving this by being a good role model and teaching the children what it means to be a Christian and how to make good moral choices.  Self esteem can be fostered by the way we treat each other.  I personally have an intense love for children and I try to exhibit that in my teaching and work toward creating a learning environment based on that love. In my classroom the children and I are expected to act lovingly toward each other by showing kindness and consideration. I believe in looking at each child as an individual, not as one of a group. Each child has his/her own likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses as well as ability and maturity. To be a truly effective teacher I need evaluate each student individually and look for the way each child learns best.
 
Passions and Interests:
I love my faith, I love learning about my faith and I love sharing my faith.  I am an active member of the Holy Trinity community.  My husband Dan and I have been married for 23 years and have 3 daughters ages 13-20.  In my spare time I love to read and when the weather is nice I like to work in my gardens.
 
Favorite Scripture: 
Col 3:12-13 “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience."
 
Email:  mpetersen@htslenexa.org