First Grade

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First Grade

My teaching career began with OPS in Fall 1990, and I have been teaching at Pawnee since 2002.  I earned my Bachelor's Degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska, and I have a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from UNO.  My husband's name is Andy, and we have 2 children, Andy and Abby.  I enjoy reading, baking, watching movies, music, and going to amusement parks and water parks.  Teaching is fun in that it is a new adventure every day, and I am always rewarded by the amazing progress students make!

STAFF:  Amy Mommsen
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First Grade

Hello! My name is Summer Hospodka. I was a Pawnee Cub for 3 years working with Kindergarten. I taught Kindergarten at another OPS school, and now I am back at Pawnee teaching 1st grade. I graduated from Midland University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and an endorsement in Early Childhood. Prior to working for OPS, I taught preschool for 5 years. I have coached volleyball at the high school and club level for 15 years. I am also an OPS alum; Fontenelle, Monroe, & North. I love watching my students learn, grow, and have fun in our classroom. Our classroom truly is a family and building relationships are key. I am blessed to work with the amazing Pawnee staff, families, and students.  

My husband, Steve, and I have been married for almost 15 years and have three amazing sons; Austin, 27, Hunter, 13, and Spencer, 11.5. We also have two grandsons; Jaxson, 6 and Bryson, 3. Our family is always on the go, whether it be sports, hiking, hanging out at the lake, traveling, or just taking a drive. We love to go on adventures. My family and friends mean the world to me.  

I am looking forward to a wonderful year in our 1st grade paradise. Go Cubs! <3

STAFF:  Summer Hospodka
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First Grade

Hello! I have been teaching at Pawnee since 2014. I love teaching and watching my students learn and become the best versions of themselves!

I graduated in May 2014 from UNO with my teaching degree, where I gained experience with general education and special education classrooms. In May 2018, I graduated from UNO with my Masters Degree in Literacy and now have my reading specialist certification.

Feel free to contact me whenever with whatever questions or concerns you may have!

STAFF:  Katie Marino
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First Grade Paraprofessional

STAFF:  Mrs. Gabriel