Faces of FOSS: Emily Fish

Emily Fish
Maple Grove, MN

What do your students call you?

Coach Fish

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Mint Chocolate Chip

What is your favorite animal?


What is your favorite food?


What is your favorite swim skill?

Frank and Murrays

What’s your favorite part of working for FOSS?

Getting to know the kids!

What is your personal favorite water activity?

Going to the waterpark (especially the water slides!) because there are so many different things to do!

What’s your favorite FOSS story?

My first day teaching by myself, I worked with a child who was super nervous to do anything on their own in the water. By the end of class, they had gained confidence and were floating on their back by themselves!

Can you recount a student of yours who experienced a major “lightbulb” moment?

One of my students was very scared of how deep the water was. I worked with them throughout class to learn to trust the water and understand that they did not have to be afraid. By the end of the quarter, they understood that the pool could be a fun place!



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