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Mrs. Swanson

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Mrs. Swanson

Hello !!!  I wanted to take a few moments to introduce myself to you all.  I am orginally from Conneaut, Ohio.  I grew up there and will always miss the beautiful scenery that Lake Erie provides.  I attended Clarion University of Pennsylvania college from 1985- 1989 and studied Elementary Education.  I knew that I was a Florida girl in my soul so, as soon as I graduated college I drove down to Ocala (my sister lived here at the time) and interviewed with Fort McCoy Elementary.  I was hired for 2 years as a VE self-contained teacher for 5th-6th graders.  I loved it but, I need to be in town as the road to the school at times could be dangerous (way before cell phones remember).  So, I landed a 5th grade job at South Ocala in 1991.  From there I volunteered to go to a brand new school and teach 4th grade.  The school was eventually named Maplewood.  I have been here since we opened in 1992 !  That is 25 wonderful years here.  I consider Maplewood my home !