Howdy! My name is Becky Koscielniak and I am the 4th grade math teacher. I firmly believe that Thrall is the BEST place in the world to teach! This is my fifth year in Thrall but my 18th year as a teacher. I have taught from Kindergarten through 6th grade, however, 4th grade is my absolute favorite.
After graduating from Rockdale High School in 1984, I went on to earn a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Education from Texas A&M. After careers in public relations and insurance , I returned to school and earned a master's degree in Elementary Education from Texas State University.
My husband and I will celebrate our 32nd anniversary this year. We live with our dog, Rebel, and 15 pet chickens. We have two children, Ethan and Anna, who are 27 and 23 years old respectively. Ethan graduated from Universal Technical Institute in Diesel Mechanics and is currently a technician with Jaguar - Land Rover in Houston. Anna is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in Bachelor of Business Administration and a master's in Accounting. She just moved to Dallas and is a Staff Accountant with Ernst & Young.
I love the outdoors and spend much of my free time hiking, camping, nature watching, and gardening. Now that the kids are out of the house my husband and I like to travel and visit the national parks. We just returned from the Smoky Mountains. They really do look "smoky" and are spectacular! I urge you to go if you ever have the chance.
My goal this year is to equip you for success in math. You will know you are loved and we will have fun learning math EVERY DAY!