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Meet staff member Michelle Judware

Photo of Michelle JudwareHi! My name is Michelle Judware. I teach first grade at Barringer Road Elementary School and have been teaching for 14 years.

What do you like best about what you do?

Being a teacher is such a rewarding profession! I love being greeted with hugs and smiles each day! My favorite part about teaching is when my students accidentally call me “mom” sometimes it’s “grandma” too but in the moment being their “mom” sometimes means more than being their teacher.

What event here at Central Valley CSD has made/makes a difference to you personally and in your career?

For three years I was the Elementary Yearbook Advisor and it was an experience of a lifetime. I enjoyed walking into my colleagues classrooms to take pictures and seeing the wonderful things that were going on. I just wished that everyone else could have had the same experience.

Where are you involved outside of school and what do you like best about it?

I play in a volleyball league with my husband. We enjoy our night out together.

What former jobs have you held?

For seven years I worked in a small town restaurant in Barneveld called Northern Villa. I was a waitress and also worked the take out counter. I met many wonderful people and have still remained in contact after all these years. Another amazing experience was working at the Area Resource Center tutoring children with special needs.

Where were you educated?

I started at MVCC and then transferred to SUNY Oswego. I completed my Master’s Degree at SUNY Cortland.

If you could do anything on a weekend, what would you do?

I would spend time at home with my two girls and husband. We are always on the go so it would be nice to relax!

What book and/or author are you currently reading?

I look forward to the summer when I can pick up a book again but for now I have been “reading” on Pinterest!

If we were to listen to your iPod or sound system, what would be playing?

Dave Matthews, Pink, SOJA, Blink 182

What is your favorite television show/movie/actor?

I love reality TV! Survivor, Amazing Race and Impractical Jokers are my favorite shows to watch.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

I would love to go back to Hawaii to experience some of the islands that I didn’t have a chance to visit.

What one thing would you share that people might not know about you?

I love watching horror movies…the scarier the better!