As far back as Mrs. Kassel can remember, she has always wanted to be a teacher. She never even thought about doing anything else. She graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She then took the required graduate courses to receive permanent certification from the State of New York. Mrs. Kassel taught in both the West Genesee School District and Cazenovia before coming to SHDS. Although she has taught many different grades, her favorite was always third grade, the time when learning to read becomes reading to learn, and academic and social growth are a delight to watch. In her current capacity, she has the opportunity to work in small groups or one-on-one with individual students.
SHDS has been an integral part of Mrs. Kassel’s life for many rewarding years.