Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science Psychology/Elementary Education Certification, Drury University
Masters in Gifted Education, Drury University
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 9th 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 have a Master's in Gifted Education through Drury University. I will be pursuing my Doctorate in Education Administration in the Fall. Dispelling the myths about gifted and talented students and providing appropriate challenges for students of all levels of learning is my passion. I believe the way to accomplish this goal is to provide quality instruction and training in enrichment strategies and techniques to both new and veteran teachers.
On a personal note, I have been married to my husband, Dan, for almost 28 years. We have one son, Patrick, 26 years old. I love to travel and spend time at the beach. My favorite color is green and I love to go for walks. I have participated in half-marathons and have completed one full marathon. 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 each and every student receives the proper instruction and resources to engage, challenge, and motivate them in preparation for their future and the challenges of the 21st Century.
I look forward to meeting you and your family very soon!