Lead Strong Staff Spotlight|September 2015

This school year, we will be sharing a Lead Strong Staff Spotlight. Each month, you’ll meet an Affton Schools staff member and see how they help make us Affton Strong. Our Lead Strong Staff Spotlight for September is:

Kate Pitcher, 3 and 4 year old preschool teacher at Affton Early Childhood

How long have you been with Affton Schools? I have been with Affton for four years. I spent two years working as a teacher assistant, and am currently in my second year as a teacher. I also grew up in Affton and graduated from Affton High School.

Tell us about your job. What do you do, and what do you like best? I am a preschool teacher at the Early Childhood Center. I currently teach the young three and four year old’s. The best part of my job is seeing how much growth and progress the kiddos make throughout the year. I also love the team I work with and getting recess twice a day is a great bonus!

Tell us a little about your family. Who supports you? I have a very big family. Five of my siblings work in education and two teach in Affton. I also have a great group of friends who I consider family as well.

What’s your favorite memory from your time in Affton? My favorite memory from Affton is the day I found out I got a teaching job. I have always wanted to teach in Affton, so being hired was a great accomplishment.

What’s one thing you wish everyone knew about Affton Schools?One thing I wish everyone knew about Affton is what a great district it has become. Growing up and being alumni of Affton, I have been able to see how much progress and change it has made over the years. It is quite exciting.