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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Faces of FOSS: Josie Baker

Josie Baker Deck Assistant/Swim Teacher Woodbury, MN   Do you have a nickname your students call you? Miss Mermaid What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? My favorite ...
Josie Baker Deck Assistant/Swim Teacher Woodbury, MN   Do you have a nickname your students call you? Miss Mermaid What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? My favorite part of working for FOSS is seeing the development and skill growth my swimmers make throughout the span of a ...
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Faces of FOSS: Marcus Dalton

Marcus Dalton Swim Instructor Woodbury, MN   Do you have a nickname your students call you? Teacher Dolphin How long have you worked for FOSS? 4.5 months What is your ...
Marcus Dalton Swim Instructor Woodbury, MN   Do you have a nickname your students call you? Teacher Dolphin How long have you worked for FOSS? 4.5 months What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? Getting to see kids every day at work! What is your favorite level/age/progression to ...
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Faces of FOSS: DJ

DJ Swim Instructor Highland Park, IL   How long have you worked for FOSS? 5 1/2 years! What is your favorite part of working at FOSS? Connecting with swimmers and ...
DJ Swim Instructor Highland Park, IL   How long have you worked for FOSS? 5 1/2 years! What is your favorite part of working at FOSS? Connecting with swimmers and parents. Swim lessons are often the highlight of a swimmer’s week. The connections I make brings laughter, joy and at ...
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Faces of FOSS: Stephanie Ottinger

Stephanie Ottinger Swim Instructor Savage, MN   How long have you worked for FOSS? 5 months.   What is your favorite part of working at FOSS? Teaching kids lifelong skills! ...
Stephanie Ottinger Swim Instructor Savage, MN   How long have you worked for FOSS? 5 months.   What is your favorite part of working at FOSS? Teaching kids lifelong skills!   Share your favorite FOSS story: I had a student that was afraid of the water when we began the ...
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Faces of FOSS: Madison Ahlgren

Madison Ahlgren Shift Coordinator Fargo, ND   How long have you worked for FOSS? 3 years! What is your favorite part of working at FOSS? The environment—no matter what mood ...
Madison Ahlgren Shift Coordinator Fargo, ND   How long have you worked for FOSS? 3 years! What is your favorite part of working at FOSS? The environment—no matter what mood I am in, FOSS always fixes it no matter what and I love that I love my job this much! ...
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Faces of FOSS: Taryn Green

Taryn Green Teacher Sun Prairie, WI   How long have you worked for Foss? Since fall of 2020! What is your favorite swim lesson activity to do with kids and ...
Taryn Green Teacher Sun Prairie, WI   How long have you worked for Foss? Since fall of 2020! What is your favorite swim lesson activity to do with kids and why?  I love the Humpty Dumpty, because it seems like the children and adults both enjoy it a lot. It’s ...
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Faces of FOSS: Emily Snyder

Emily Snyder Swim Teacher and Enrollment Specialist Ankeny, IA   How long have you worked for FOSS?  8 months!   What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?   Seeing kids’ faces light up ...
Emily Snyder Swim Teacher and Enrollment Specialist Ankeny, IA   How long have you worked for FOSS?  8 months!   What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?   Seeing kids’ faces light up when they learn something new.   Can you tell us your favorite FOSS Story?  I was teaching a Big 1 ...
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