Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Kansas State University - Ed. of Young Children M.S. Kansas State University - Ed. of Young Children TX. - Gifted and Talented Certification HISD - English Second Lang. Certification
Mrs. Darcy L. Petzold
As your child’s teacher, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Mrs. Darcy Petzold and my husband and I live in Kingwood. I have taught at Eagle Springs for the past 13 years. My husband, Brad, and I have been married for 41 years. We enjoy going to our lake house near Woodville for fishing, birding, and gardening. We have a border collie named Lucy.
We raised three children. Our daughter, Andrea, and her husband live in Ohio and have blessed us with three grandchildren Declan, Brigid, and Saoirse. Our son, Bryan, graduated with his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford. He is an Engagement Manager working for McKinsey out of San Francisco. Our third child, Conner, graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in computer science. Conner and his wife, Caroline also live in Oakland. He works with a startup company called Outschool.
I have a master’s degree from Kansas State University in the Education of Young Children. I have worked with families and children in various capacities for over thirty-five years. I have chosen teaching as a career because I have a passion for facilitating learning in children. I have additional certifications in G.T. and ESL and love teaching a diverse group of children. I implement the Love and Logic approach in my classroom. My hope is that the children will learn to intrinsically make good choices by encouraging them to problem-solve with support. I have received five grants from the HISD Education Foundation that support my goal of inspiring students. I encourage my students to spend more time outside so they can learn about nature and appreciate their world.
Children bring me great joy. I enjoy teaching and inspiring children. Thank you for partnering with me to give your child the best educational foundation here at Eagle Springs Elementary. I look forward to sharing celebrations and working in collaboration with you as your child grows and learns. I know we are going to have a great year.
Mrs. Darcy Petzold