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BIO Jill Grassnick


Jill Grassnick
5th

Teaching has been my passion for the greater part of my life. I graduated from college in 1982 with a major in elementary education and a minor in English. I just completed my twenty-eighth year of teaching and my seventh year at Legacy Academy. Most of those years have been spent teaching fifth grade, which is what I teach here at LA. I live in Elizabeth with my husband. Our older daughter lives in Gunnison, CO with her husband and two young children. Our younger daughter lives at home with us. In my "spare" time I coach volleyball here at our local high school. I believe that having high expectations for the students and being consistent in those expectations brings about high levels of success academically, relationally and personally, both in the classroom and outside of it. It is my goal to take a child from the level on which he comes into my classroom and be instrumental in helping him rise above and beyond his dreams. That, to me, is success.

Favorite Quote: 

Be kinder than you have to be.

Self-control is preferred high above teacher-control.

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
- Aristotle

Activities & Hobbies: 
I love photography, reading, gardening, walking, riding horses, playing with my grand babies, volleyball, road trips, sewing and the beach and the mountains.
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