About the Teacher
My name is Cassidy St. John. I have the honor of being your child's fifth grade Reading and English Language Arts teacher. I graduated Cum Laude from Texas Tech University through their Tech Teach program. I am currently pursuing my Masters degree through Johns Hopkins Univeristy and participating in Humble's Reading Academy. This is my nineth year in education. In the past, I have taught second grade as a self-contained instructor as well as third and fourth grade within the English Language Arts department. I have served on the curriculum writing committee for Language Arts, in my previous district. I am excited to focus my efforts towards helping this group of young people develop skills for meaningful writing and deep thinking.
My favorite color is lime green though teal is a close second.
My favorite animals are birds. I have two parrotlets named Aero and Sprout.
My favorite candies are sour gummy worms.
My favorite hobby is painting.
My favorite places to visit are the zoo, the beach, and the bookstore.
I played piano, clarinet, and cello as a child. I still play the piano.
I was in choir from third grade through my senior year of high school.
The weirdest pet I've owned was a giant tortoise.
I've also owned white bellied tree frogs, red eared sliders, a barred tiger salamander, hamsters, fish, hermit crabs, and a cockatiel. Dogs go without mentioning.
The natural wonder I want to see most is the Aurora Borealis.
What I'm Reading
I personally prefer historical fiction. I also enjoy science and fantasy fiction.
I just finished reading Kristin Hannah's "The Nightingale." It was so good I finished it in three days. I could not put it down.
I am currently reading Janet Beard's "The Atomic City Girls." I'm still in the character development stages of the novel. I will update this page once I finish it.
I love to hear suggestions for new books. If anyone has a suggestion, please share!