Meet the Teacher
My name is Mrs. Krista Tuholski. Teaching has always been a passion of mine-even at an early age. It's something I truly love to do; even on those tough days. I began seriously exploring teaching during my senior year in high school at New Prairie High School. I took an Introduction to Teaching and was able to cadet teach in third grade and first grade classrooms. After I graduated I went on to persue a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education at Purdue University North Central.
While at PNC I was able to work in different schools in the MCAS district with students in all grades and skill levels and thoroughly enjoyed my time spent in these schools. In the fall of 2013 I took and passed the state teaching exam and began student teaching in a first grade classroom in LPCSC where I gained tons of first hand knowledge about what being a teacher is all about. After student teaching I completed my degree and graduated in December of 2013, with my B.S. in Elementary Education. After graduation I continued to sub for the remainder of the school year and was offered my first teaching position.
At the time I believed that I wanted to focus primarily on the lower grades (prek-2nd grade) and was excited to accept a position teaching Preschool in LPCSC. After my first year teaching pre-k I began looking for a full time teaching position and was fortunate to be able to join Team MCAS as a kindergarten teacher here at Springfield. By the end of my second year teaching littles I began to consider teaching the upper grades. I was thrilled and apprehensive when Ms. Emshwiller offered my a 6th grade position for the following year.
From that first day of teaching 6th grade, I knew I had found my perfect teaching fit. I have loved the challenges of 6th grade from the academic to the emotional aspects. I love seeing how much my children grow from the beginning of the year to the end of the year and sending them off to middle school at the end of the year is one of the most bittersweet moments. I enjoy the challenges of teaching 6th grade math because it brings some of the biggest intrinsic rewards. When I can help my students enjoy math (even if it's just a little bit) and find their confidence in math I know I have done the most important part of my job. Although it may seem like my life is all about teaching I greatly enjoy my time outside of the classroom as well.
When I'm not teaching I'm a mother to my two daughters, Gabby-3 1/2 yrs. and Kaidy- 2 yrs., and a wife to my high school sweetheart. I love being able to spend time with my family outdoors whether it's swimming in the summer or sledding in the winter. I believe that reading is one of the most powerful tools we have as humans and enjoy being able to read in my free time as well. I'm very positive and optimistic and strongly believe in the power of positivity and the amazing changes it can have in our lives. I enjoy working with and talking with the people in my community about MCAS and the wonderful things we do in our district. Meeting with my students' parents and finding ways to collaborate and work with them to ensure their child's success, not just in my classroom but for their futures as a member of society as well.
I am very excited for another year in 6th grade and hope that you all feel welcomed to come into our classroom anytime. I look forward to working with and getting to know you all.