Kathy Nanney
pawFifth Gradepaw


Educational Background:


I graduated from Leopold High School in 1975.  After a period of starting a family and moving around the country with my husband's job, we moved back home and I began classes at Southeast Missouri State University in 1985.  I graduated with a degree in secondary education in 1991 but later decided to get elementary certification which was completed in 1994.  My graduate degree was completed in 2000.

Teaching Experience:

I began my teaching experience at Immaculate Conception School in Jackson, Missouri in 1994.  I taught 8th grade with several periods of 7th grade classes.  My year spent at IC was rewarding and uplifting.  However, in the spring of 1995, a teaching position opened at Leopold Elementary.  I applied for the job and subsequently was hired for the 4th grade.  Shortly thereafter, the 5th grade position also became vacant, and I decided that might be a better fit for me, so I applied for that position.  That's where I have been for the past twenty-two years.  I love my job, and I love my students.  It was been said that the perfect job is like getting paid for recess, and that's what I feel like--I am getting paid to do a job that I absolutely love!!!

Class Schedule for 2017-2018

    8:30-9:30                 Reading
    9:30-10:00               Writing
    10:00-10:20             Recess
    10:20-11:00             Science
    11:00-11:40             Math
    11:40-12:05             Lunch
    12:05-12:30             Study Time
    12:30-1:00              PE/Music
    1:00-1:45                 Social Studies
    1:45-2:04                 Study Time
    2:04-2:19                 Recess
    2:20-3:10                 Language/Spelling
    3:10                         Prepare to go home


I usually assign some for each subject, but most students manage to complete it during study time.  I always encourage any student to have parents check homework, especially math!


My family consists of my husband Don, who has his own consulting business, PET Process Solutions. We have four children: Shawn, Scott (Cassie), Matt, and Erin, and seven (wonderful!) grandchildren: Calli, who is attending college and living in Portland, Oregon; Emma, a 5th grader at Jackson Middle School; Brecklen and Brenner, twins who attend West Lane in Jackson; Kate, who is a kindergarten kid in Gordonville; Luke, turning four in January; and his baby sister, Kaia, who will be one in Feburary. They are definitely the light of our lives!!

Other Interests/Hobbies: 

I definitely must put family on top of my list, as they are the center of my life.  Next to them, however, I love cats and anything about them.  (That may be why we currently have four cats or to put it more accurately, they tolerate us!) Their names: Annie, Sophie, Little Gray, and Socks.  I also love to garden and putter with flowers, read, and travel.  After 44 years of marriage, spending time with my husband is still great fun, and our time spent together is wonderful!

 Updated:  Monday, November 19, 2018

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