Hello, and welcome to 5th grade! My name is Olivia Imel, and I’m so excited to be a member of the Hartford Upper Elementary community. I recently graduated from Iowa State University (Go Cyclones!), and I’m looking forward to my first year of teaching. Something interesting about me is that I completed 8 weeks of student teaching in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It was an amazing experience that I can’t wait to share with my students! Outside of school, I like to shop, fish, and craft. I also enjoy movie and ice cream dates with my husband.
I’m most excited about getting to know my students. I hope to build quality relationships with them while we learn and have fun, too! In addition, I think it’s important to involve families and the community as much as possible into my classroom. Please don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions- or if you’d just like to say hello!