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Lea Schlemmer (Mrs. Schlemmer)

Teaching: Threes

Date of hire: April 2003

My favorite children's book/story:

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear. I also love the books titled, There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a ... and many more.

Fun facts about me:

I am 100% Italian. I have one married daughter and two more to go.

Why did you decide to work with preschoolers?

I love going to work. Teaching is the only thing I have ever wanted to do. I taught first and second grade, but it was nothing like being with preschoolers. Preschoolers always speak the truth, they get excited over hardly anything, and the hugs are free!

What do you love the most about teaching/working with little ones?

Preschoolers make me happy, and I want to give that happiness right back to them!

From your perspective, what makes the Children's Center so special?

The staff!