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Mrs. Toye O'Brien
Hello Families and Students!
Welcome to 2nd Grade! My name is Mrs. Toye O'Brien and I am a 2nd grade teacher at East Elementary in Waynesville, MO. This is my 8th year of teaching. I worked as a paraprofessional for several years before becoming a certified teacher within the district. I love working with all children and am currently completing my Master's in Gifted Education through Drury University. Dispelling the myths about gifted and talented students and providing challenges for students of all levels of learning is a passion of mine.
On a personal note, I have been married to my husband, Dan, for almost 27 years. We have one son, Patrick, 25 years old. I love to travel and spend time at the beach. My favorite color is green and I love to go for walks and participate in half-marathons. I have completed one full marathon with my husband, Dan. I am a die-hard San Francisco 49ers fan.
My promise to you and your family: I will do everything within my power to make sure all students receive the proper instruction, resources, and challenges that will ensure they become everything that they can.
I look forward to meeting you and your family very soon!