St. Joseph Catholic School

Ms. Madeline Poellot » Biography

Biography

Grades:  K-4th Grade

Subject:  Physical Education and Health/Head Cheerleading Coach

School Involvement: 2019-2020 will be my first full year getting to coach the St. Joseph Catholic School cheerleading team.  I am excited to get to show our team of 5th-8th graders the sport I grew up loving.  GO JAGS!

Favorite Quotation:  “We didn’t realize that we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.”  ~Winnie the Pooh

Why I Teach:

                 "I teach because there is an excitement and joy and suspense in the journey." ~Rebecca Alber

I started teaching because I enjoyed getting to make a difference in my students’ lives.  It excited me to see my students grow-up and become well-rounded members of our diverse and ever-changing society.  I feel overwhelming happiness thinking that I played a role in being a positive part of their journey to adulthood.

Education and Training:  In May of 2017, I graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in kinesiology and a minor in communication.

Where I have lived:  I was born in North Little Rock, Arkansas.  From there, my family and I moved to Austin, Texas.  This is when I fell in love with the idea of moving to Texas as an adult.  When I was 10 years old, we moved to the town I grew up in- Springdale, Arkansas.  After my first year of teaching, I left Springdale to start my own journey and I am currently living in Plano, Texas.

My Professional Experience:  After graduating, I was hired at an elementary school in Arkansas with the Springdale School District.  There, I worked as a Physical Education Instructional Assistant. I, also, worked as the Springdale High School Assistant Swim Coach and acted as a “Strength and Conditioning” coach for both the boys and girls teams.

My Family:  My wonderful family lives in Springdale, AR.  I have a younger brother, Connor; a younger sister, Ellison; my parents, Cheri and Vinson; and my pets, Camy, Lily, and Minnie.

Something you might not know about me:  I love to travel!  One of my favorite experiences was studying abroad in Ireland while at the University of Arkansas.

My prayer for my students:

Father,

I thank you for the opportunity to educate my students and show them Your love through the example of my life.

Luke 11:9 tells me that when I ask, it will be given and when I seek, I will find. I ask for ideas and witty inventions to meet the needs of my students (Proverbs 8:11-12), for the right words to speak at the right time (Proverbs 15:23), and for wisdom to apply those in the right way in my classroom and in my life (James 1:5).

Help me to see my students as You see them. Thank you for the peace that passes all understanding that guards my heart and my mind each day (Philippians 4:7).

Amen.

 

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