October Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to Karie Crockett and Stacey Demers-McFarland, our October Teachers of the Month!


Mrs. Crockett

Name: Karie Crockett

Total Years of Teaching Experience: 15

Years of Teaching at Xavier: 4th year

Hometown: Jerome, Idaho

Why did you choose teaching as a career:
I was bored out of my mind in the accounting classes.

What do you like most about teaching at Xavier?
Students step up and meet our high expectations.

When you are not teaching and working, what are you most likely to be doing?
Cleaning my house

What do you wish your students knew about you?
How funny I am – oh wait, they already know that.

Is there any other information about yourself that you would like to share?
I think chocolate tastes best when combined with nuts.

 


Mrs. Demers-McFarlandName:Stacey Demers-McFarland

Total Years of Teaching Experience: 5

Years of Teaching at Xavier: 4

Hometown: Rice Lake, Wisconsin

Why did you choose teaching as a career?
Teaching is my way of making a difference in the world. I was inspired to become a teacher because of the fabulous teacher I had growing up and knew from an early age that teaching was my purpose.

What do you like most about teaching at Xavier?
Xavier means so much to my family that after 15 long years of military service, we decided my husband would leave the active duty Army, and we would call Idaho home. The culture of Xavier is absolutely inspiring! I love teaching our curriculum and being at a school that focuses on a Classical education.

When you are not teaching and working what are you most likely doing?
More than likely, outside of school, you will find me in the gym. I love to lift weights. I also do yoga, meditate, and try to get in as many Spartans races as I can. My family and I love the outdoors, so we frequently go camping, hunting, fishing, and kayaking.

What do you wish your students to know about you?
My students teach me something new everyday! They inspire me to be better!

Is there any other information about yourself that you would like to share?
I despise running! I love shoes!