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Faculty Friday - Meet Mrs. Berryman!

April 05, 2019
By Jenny Peel

Mrs. Rose Berryman - Art Teacher

What inspired you to teach? 
My fifth grade art teacher was absolutely awesome and encouraged my mother to enroll me in private art lessons.  In high school, my art teacher, Mrs. Saxe encouraged me to pursue art as a profession. I was always demonstrating the processes for my peers.  I went to school to learn to teach at the high school level, but after student teaching realized I loved the little art students. They created art because they enjoyed it, not because they had to be in the class. 
 
What do you love about teaching at SPES? 
I love the SCHOOL! It has allowed all students to create to their heart's desire. 
 
Beyond your subject-area or discipline, what do you hope students gain from being in your classroom? 
The idea that they can do anything if they want to!  It just takes perseverance,  patience,  and practice. 
 
Tell us a fun or interesting fact about yourself! 
I'm an avid sports fan! I particularly like the the Texas Rangers! I will attend any sports game...but I'm not an active participant! 
 
What is your favorite book and why?
Harold and the Purple Crayon ... I wish I had a magical purple crayon! 
 
If you could have dinner with three people, alive or not, who would they be and why? 
My Dad.. I have so many more questions about BBQing and building. 
Van Gogh - my favorite artist!
The Beatles.  They are simply the best!  (I'm going to need a bigger table!)

Faculty Friday - Meet Mrs. Linendoll!

March 29, 2019
By Jenny Peel

Mrs. Missy Linendoll - First Grade Teacher

What inspired you to teach?
When I was in undergrad, my major was Accounting. Before I graduated, I changed my major to Education. That lasted for one semester, as I was pressured by my college advisor and my parents to switch back to Accounting so I could graduate on time. After graduating, I went to work for Kodak, and then Dell. I decided after working for 11 years in Finance at Dell, that I really wanted to follow my heart and teach. After I made the decision to change careers, I went back to school and earned my Masters in Education. I am so glad I took that leap of faith!
 
What do you love about teaching at SPES?
I love that SPES is based on Christian principles. I also love the way the whole school is like one, big loving family! I felt welcomed from the beginning!
 
Beyond your subject-area or discipline, what do you hope students gain from being in your classroom?
I hope every student learns that they are important and that they are loved.
 
Tell us a fun or interesting fact about yourself!
I used to rodeo!
 
What is your favorite book and why?
The Bible - I am still learning new things about Jesus and God everyday. Another reason I love SPES!
 
If you could have dinner with three people, alive or not, who would they be and why?
  • Princess Diana - I just love the passion she had for kids and for helping others.
  • The President - Who wouldn’t want to have dinner with the President of the United States?! That would be a once in a lifetime opportunity.
  • My parents - I am fortunate to have my parents still with us. I will take every opportunity to have dinner with them whenever I can. While I pray they will be around for many more years, none of us are getting any younger!

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