Faces of FOSS: Abbi Brown

Abbi Brown Teacher & Enrollment Specialist Ankeny, IA What do your students call you? Miss Abbi What is your favorite color? Green What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate ...
Abbi Brown Teacher & Enrollment Specialist Ankeny, IA What do your students call you? Miss Abbi What is your favorite color? Green What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate What is your favorite swim skill? Front Crawl What’s your favorite part of working for FOSS? The family environment. What ...
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Faces of FOSS: Kiki Murphy

Kiki Murphy Teacher Plymouth, MN What do your students call you? Kiki What is your favorite food? Honey BBQ wings What is your favorite animal? Pandas What is your favorite ...
Kiki Murphy Teacher Plymouth, MN What do your students call you? Kiki What is your favorite food? Honey BBQ wings What is your favorite animal? Pandas What is your favorite swim skill? Lazy Star Fish What’s your favorite FOSS story? When I had my first ever Backfloat Baby class I ...
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Faces of FOSS: Thomas Krohn

Thomas Krohn Teacher Richfield/Edina, MN What do your students call you? Teacher Tom What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Raspberry chocolate chip What is your favorite animal? Turtle What ...
Thomas Krohn Teacher Richfield/Edina, MN What do your students call you? Teacher Tom What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Raspberry chocolate chip What is your favorite animal? Turtle What is your favorite color? Purple Can you recount a student of yours who experienced a major “lightbulb” moment when you ...
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Faces of FOSS: Millie Fotsch

Millie Fotsch Teacher Vadnais Heights, MN What do your students call you? Ms. Millie Can you recount a student of yours who experienced a major “lightbulb” moment when you were ...
Millie Fotsch Teacher Vadnais Heights, MN What do your students call you? Ms. Millie Can you recount a student of yours who experienced a major “lightbulb” moment when you were with them?  When I had a Little One who didn’t want to get in the pool on the first day ...
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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: Jody Sherwood

Jody Sherwood Teacher Maple Grove, MN What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? I love teaching kids a lifelong skill! What is your favorite FOSS story? One of ...
Jody Sherwood Teacher Maple Grove, MN What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? I love teaching kids a lifelong skill! What is your favorite FOSS story? One of our adult students came to FOSS to learn how to swim for his granddaughter. He had carried a lifelong fear ...
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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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