Staff Member: Ms. Kristi Geschwentner

Ms. Kristi Geschwentner

Fifth Grade Homeroom; Reading 5th - 7th; Adv. Reading 8th; English 5th; Math 6th
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Welcome back! Unbelievably, this school year is
my sixth at St. Patrick School. It’s true that time flies when
you love what you do, and I genuinely love teaching here.
I’ve always felt a sense of family at St. Patrick School
where parents and staff all work together to give our
students a strong academic, social, and spiritual foundation.
I feel blessed to be able to work with the same students
for three, sometimes four, years and to teach language
arts, my favorite subject. This year I’m excited to
be teaching sixth grade math as well; it will give me some
extra classroom time with the group of kiddos that were
my homeroom group last year! In addition to sixth-grade
math, I’ll again be teaching fifth, sixth, and seventhgrade
reading, eighth-grade advanced reading, and
fifth-grade English.
I grew up in McCook, then Oberlin, graduating
from Decatur Community High School in Oberlin. I obtained
a business degree from Colby Community College
in 1987, then finally fulfilled my lifelong desire to be a
teacher when I graduated in 2012 from Fort Hays State
University with a degree in elementary education and
special education.
I have two daughters. Emily graduated from
McCook High School in 2007 and UNK in 2011 and lives
in North Platte, where she teaches art at Adams Middle
School and co-owns both a MMA gym and a videography
business. She married Brad Garrick this past June,
and I am now blessed with an awesome son-in-law! Kelsea,
a 2011 MHS and 2016 University of Arkansas, Fort
Smith graduate, is beginning her third year of teaching
fourth grade in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She also purchased
her first home this August. It’s been a busy summer!
Besides the wedding festivities and home-buying
venture, I spent my summer months tutoring part-time and,
of course, reading a LOT of books. I’m excited, as always,
to see the kids again and hear all about their summer
vacations as we begin another busy school year.

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