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Mrs. Conrad

Mrs. Conrad has been our CCS 1st grade teacher for many years. She can teach any student to read well, and always has a unique craft going on in the classroom! Mrs. Conrad loves Jesus with her whole heart, is very involved with her church family, and bakes yummy, creative goodies. Her two kids, Cassie and Ryan, went to CCS from Preschool-8th grade and are both still serving the Lord and investing in their communities!
When Mrs. Conrad isn't teaching, she loves to read historical fiction or easy reads. She also loves to scrapbook, make cards, play Words With Friends, and go out to lunch with loved ones. Her favorite ice cream is Pralines and Cream or Wild Mountain Blackberry, and her favorite vacation spot is a warm beach or a cabin in the mountains! 
How long have you been at CCS?
I started teaching in 1984 until 1989... then took 10 years off to raise my kids and returned back in 1999.
What do you love about teaching 1st grade students?
I love their enthusiasm for learning and the fact that they love school! That they are emergent readers and I love to unlock that readers code for them!
What is one of the highlights of the 1st grade year?
Our Classic Tales Day which is culmination of our fairy tale unit which uses classic fairy tales to teach story sense and keeps the classic literature alive! 
What kind of academic growth can a parent expect from their 1st grader?
There is HUGE academic growth in the first grade year. It's exciting to see all that they learn within this year about subject matter but also about how to be a learner. Usually they will read as a second grade reader by the time they leave first grade and have a solid foundation in mathematics.
What is your prayer for your students?
My prayer for my first grade students is that each of them would know that Jesus loves them and wants a relationship with them. He knows their name, He created them and He wants to be with them through all that life has to offer them. He is faithful and just and is enough.