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Tanya Fischer to fill Hancock pre-school position

If you would have asked Tanya Fischer years ago what she wanted to be when she grew up her answer would probably have something to do with small children. That is why her profession today as a preschool teacher is a perfect fit. It is something she has always wanted to do simply because she loves children.

Tanya is the new preschool teacher at the Hancock School. This will occupy her time four days a week and she will also be doing some substitute teaching and serve as an ECFE instructor. Tanya will have two sections of pre-schoolers this year with one group on Monday and Wednesday and the other group on Tuesday and Thursday. Each group will include 11-12 children, the perfect size for this age. She will also have the help of Jessica Chamberlain as her aide.

Tanya Bosl grew up in Long Prairie and attended school in the Long Prairie/Grey Eagle district. She graduated in 1998 and then attended UMM in Morris. She received her degree in Elementary Education with a special license for pre-primary children in 2002.

Her first year after graduating she taught Head Start in Morris and for the last five years she has been teaching in Herman. Every year she has taught pre-school age children except for last year when the class was combined with kindergarten.

While attending UMM, Tanya participated in the Miss Midwest Pageant. During the pageant she met a young man who was singing during the entertainment. His name was Josh Fischer. They started dating soon after and were married in November of 2002.

The couple lives in Morris and they have two children, a son, Kaeden who is 5 and a daughter, Kendal, who is 3 1/2 months.

Tanya plans to focus on literacy skills with her pre-schoolers. She explained that children are expected to read at such an early age and they need to have the skills that make this possible. She will also be helping them develop social skills and introducing them to fun adventures in science. Along with this the students will also be learning the basics such as colors, shapes, numbers and having a 'letter of the week'.

Stepping into the new position at the Hancock School for pre-school seems like a good fit for Tanya. She spent many summers working as a full-time nanny, basically because she enjoyed spending time with children. She started out at college in pre-law but after the first practicum knew that elementary education was what she was supposed to do.

When not teaching you can find Tanya spending time with her family, quilting, reading or traveling. She is really excited to be part of the staff at HHS and is looking forward to getting to know the students, staff, parents and community.