My name is Amy Bystrom, and this is my twelfth year at Pawnee Elementary. Being a teacher has been a dream of mine since kindergarten. My husband, Derek, and I have been married for twelve years now, and we have four amazing kids. Justin is eleven years old, Mary is eight, Niklas is five and my ‘Lil’ Joe is one year old. I definitely keep busy!
I received my Bachelor’s degree from UNO where I specialized in intermediate education. In 2011, I completed the Math in the Middle program where I received a Masters in Mathematics.
I love the fifth grade curriculum in general, but my favorite subject to teach is math! I love watching the ‘light bulbs’ go off when students finally understand a difficult concept after working so hard! I also really enjoy teaching reading and working with various techniques and strategies that help students make progress and feel successful.
Hi, my name is Karrie Goff and this is my thirteenth year of teaching. I have taught second, third and fifth grades. Fifth grade is by far my favorite because of the huge emphasis on science. Science and math are definitely my favorite subjects.
I moved here about 2 years ago from Texas where I was born and raised in Austin. I love spending time with my husband Tom and my 2 children Carson and Ella. We enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, golfing, racing and having fun. In my free time I like to bake, craft, and spend time with friends.
I am inspired by my students everyday and continually learn form them.