Faces of FOSS: Sameer Baloch

Sameer Baloch Teacher Niles, IL   What is your favorite FOSS story? This one time a student in my class was telling me on how I inspired him to work ...
Sameer Baloch Teacher Niles, IL   What is your favorite FOSS story? This one time a student in my class was telling me on how I inspired him to work hard and hustle during class, and push himself to his fullest potential. I always tell my kids that their only ...
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Faces of FOSS: Jessica Domian

Jessica Domian Teacher Niles, IL   What is your favorite FOSS story? I had a student who started the session not being able to put his face in the water ...
Jessica Domian Teacher Niles, IL   What is your favorite FOSS story? I had a student who started the session not being able to put his face in the water and one day it just clicked for him and he was able to put his face in and moved up ...
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Faces of FOSS: Jinnae Koop

Jinnae Koop Office Manager Chanhassen, MN What do your students call you? Nay-Nay What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? Connections with coworkers and families, and a contagious ...
Jinnae Koop Office Manager Chanhassen, MN What do your students call you? Nay-Nay What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? Connections with coworkers and families, and a contagious fun environment every day! Can you recount a student of yours who experienced a major “lightbulb” moment when you were ...
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Faces of FOSS: Aaron Bonnette

Aaron Bonnette Teacher Woodbury, MN What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? Getting to work with kids…and exercise! What is your favorite FOSS story? One of my students ...
Aaron Bonnette Teacher Woodbury, MN What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? Getting to work with kids…and exercise! What is your favorite FOSS story? One of my students didn’t want to get in the water at first. After finally getting in the water, she had to get out ...
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Faces of FOSS: Sarah Cunningham

Sarah Cunningham Teacher/Backfloat Baby Trainer Elmwood Park, IL What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? Improving water safety and swimming skills at every level. What is your favorite ...
Sarah Cunningham Teacher/Backfloat Baby Trainer Elmwood Park, IL What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? Improving water safety and swimming skills at every level. What is your favorite FOSS story? Every day, I look back at where I started and how far I’ve come at FOSS. I love ...
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Faces of FOSS: Taylor Gray

Taylor Gray Teacher/Enrollment Specialist Niles, IL   What is your favorite part of working for Foss?: Interacting with the kids and the parents! What is your favorite FOSS story? Seeing ...
Taylor Gray Teacher/Enrollment Specialist Niles, IL   What is your favorite part of working for Foss?: Interacting with the kids and the parents! What is your favorite FOSS story? Seeing one of the students I teach *finally* get his pancake flips. We had been working on the skill for awhile ...
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Faces of FOSS: Elizabeth Spanier

Elizabeth Spanier Swim Teacher Richfield, MN   What is your favorite part of working for Foss?: The co-workers and the kids! What is your favorite FOSS story? I had a ...
Elizabeth Spanier Swim Teacher Richfield, MN   What is your favorite part of working for Foss?: The co-workers and the kids! What is your favorite FOSS story? I had a really hard day and when I came into work, I was able to get a huge hug from my co-workers. ...
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Faces of FOSS: Nayelli Maldonado

Nayelli Maldonado Swim Teacher Niles, IL   What is your favorite FOSS story? I had a student I absolutely adored. He was always enthusiastic to be in class. I always ...
Nayelli Maldonado Swim Teacher Niles, IL   What is your favorite FOSS story? I had a student I absolutely adored. He was always enthusiastic to be in class. I always start off my classes by asking what my students had for breakfast and lunch (if it’s later in the evening). ...
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Faces of FOSS: Beth Hicks

Beth Hicks Benefits and HR Manager Minnesota   How long have you worked at FOSS? 25 years! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? I love that we ...
Beth Hicks Benefits and HR Manager Minnesota   How long have you worked at FOSS? 25 years! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? I love that we have so much fun teaching people to enjoy and have confidence in water! What is your favorite FOSS story? There ...
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Faces of FOSS: Emi Parker

Emi Parker Teacher Fargo, ND   What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? Seeing students become more confident in the water! What is your favorite FOSS story? This ...
Emi Parker Teacher Fargo, ND   What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? Seeing students become more confident in the water! What is your favorite FOSS story? This session I helped several students become more adjusted to the water, specifically with hiding their eyes. I have one student ...
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Faces of FOSS: Courtney Kimmell

Courtney Kimmell Teacher Richfield, MN   What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? The people! Teaching at FOSS is so fun because not only are you having fun ...
Courtney Kimmell Teacher Richfield, MN   What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? The people! Teaching at FOSS is so fun because not only are you having fun in the pool, but the other teachers and swimmers are having fun,too—so it’s a hugely positive atmosphere. What is your ...
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Face of FOSS: Em Scholz

Em Scholz Shift Coordinator Ankeny, IA   What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? Watching the progression of students learning and growing. What is your favorite FOSS story? ...
Em Scholz Shift Coordinator Ankeny, IA   What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? Watching the progression of students learning and growing. What is your favorite FOSS story? I had a student in a couple camps this year, and when he first started he didn’t like swimming by ...
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Faces of FOSS: Sarah Waataja

Sarah Waataja Director of Retail Minnesota   What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? Being a part of a program that teaches one of the most important lifesaving ...
Sarah Waataja Director of Retail Minnesota   What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? Being a part of a program that teaches one of the most important lifesaving skills for kids fills my heart with happiness and makes me proud to work for FOSS. To this day, I ...
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Faces of FOSS: Jessica Harris

Jessica Harris Shift Coordinator Ankeny, IA   Do you have a nickname your students call you? Miss Jess What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? The community of ...
Jessica Harris Shift Coordinator Ankeny, IA   Do you have a nickname your students call you? Miss Jess What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? The community of families that we have. What is your favorite FOSS story? When we started at FOSS Ankeny, I had a swimmer ...
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Faces of FOSS: Elle Janke

Elle Janke Swim Teacher Woodbury, MN   Do you have a nickname your students call you? Ella What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? Seeing the kids succeed ...
Elle Janke Swim Teacher Woodbury, MN   Do you have a nickname your students call you? Ella What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? Seeing the kids succeed and gain water confidence! What is your favorite FOSS story? My favorite FOSS story would have to be watching all ...
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