Teacher Tidbits

Mrs. Metz

  • Favorite Colors:  Purple or lime green
  • Guilty pleasures:  My morning mocha, dark chocolate, coconut, nail salon
  • Most-read Genres:  Probably historical fiction, but growing into non-fiction more each year
  • Musical Artists I Like:  Adele, REM, Ben Folds, Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes, classical music, show tunes


  • How I Spend My Free Time:  performing/attending theater, kayaking, reading, working in the garden, cooking, volunteering/performing music at church
  • Pet Peeves:  When people litter or leave a mess, show disrespect to others, or waste other people's time
  • Professional Life:  BA Music (1980) and MA Elementary Education (1986), University of Northern Iowa
    • ​National Board Certified Teacher (2008)
    • Smartboard & Sungard Trainer (2010 - 2014)
    • Library of Congress Trainer (2012 - 2014)
    • Taught in Waterloo, IA (6 yrs), Shawnee Local Lima, OH (8 yrs), and Rockford (21 yrs)


  • What I want to do when I grow up:   Still working on that one, but an activist in whatever I do
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