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Mr. Plesser

Hello! I hope all of you had an enjoyable summer. My name is Joe Plesser, and I will be your child’s Second grade teacher. I am eager to get to know you and your child, and I look forward to a great year with them. We have many exciting events already planned!

I am beginning my seventeenth year of teaching at New Albany Schools, and I feel very fortunate to be in such a wonderful school system. I was born in Gahanna, Ohio, and have lived there all my life. I attended The Ohio State University where I received a bachelor’s degree in communication. I worked in the corporate environment for about six years before deciding what I really wanted to do was work with children. I received my teaching license and Master’s degree from Ashland University soon after.

When I’m not at school, I’m at home with my wife Lisa, and two of our three kids, Nikolas and Kyndall. We also have a daughter, Taylor, who is currently a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. When I’m not working our next home renovation, I love to golf, play my drums, and travel whenever possible.

Teaching has been an absolute joy!!! Watching the kids grow physically, mentally, and emotionally is such an eye-opening experience! Through all these experiences, I have learned that students need to be recognized not only as a classroom of learners, but also as individual learners in order to succeed.

I feel that building a community of learners who know, appreciate, and care about each other is a positive goal that will promote and enrich the learning experiences of each of us. In addition, it is important to focus on the students’ interests and personal experiences in order to relate educational material to their lives. One of my continuous long-term goals focuses on putting my effort into creating a classroom that is enjoyable and conducive to learning.