What's your favorite thing about Stone Creek?
Mrs. Abramczyk- Everyone I have met is so friendly and has so much passion for the students who attend Stone Creek. I am looking forward to learning from and growing with the staff here as well as getting to know all of the students and families better.
Mrs. Armbruster-The buzz of excitement around our building is amazing. One of my favorite things is to be able to continue to work with staff to create a school that everyone wants to be at. The feeling I have coming to work each day is one of pure joy. I love how our community continues to strive to be better.
What are you scared of?
Mrs. Abramczyk- I get nervous around things with many or too few legs like spiders and snakes. I always do my best to give them a lot of space when I come across them!
Mrs. Armbruster- I’ve always been afraid of thunderstorms. As an adult, I have tried to always put a brave face on for those around me, but deep down I’m still the little girl who was scared of storms.
What was your best subject in school? What was your worst subject?
Mrs. Abramczyk My best subject was always reading and writing. I love experiencing new stories and places through reading books, and I enjoy creating my own stories as well. I could get lost in creating characters and ideas when I was writing. For most of my life, math was the hardest subject for me and because of that I didn’t like it very much. In high school and college, I had some amazing teachers and professors who started to change that for me, though. I got even stronger as a mathematician when I was teaching math to the students in my classroom, and now I feel much more confident in my abilities.
Mrs. Armbruster- My best subject was writing. Whenever I was upset, I went to write to express my thoughts, feelings and passion. My worst subject was math. I was the type of math student who just memorized the steps and if things went differently than exactly what I taught I was sunk. When I became an elementary teacher, I found teaching helped me find a deeper understanding of math.
What was the hardest thing you had to learn?
Mrs. Abramczyk- One of the hardest things I ever had to learn was that I can’t fix everything for everyone. I love to be helpful and to support others when they need it, but sometimes I don’t have the ability to make something perfect. When that happens, it bothers me because it means other people might be upset in the end. I always want people around me to be happy, so I still work hard to help others as much as I can.
Mrs. Armbruster- As a child, I was a gymnast. The hardest thing I had to learn was a kip. This was a move on the uneven bars. Any gymnast can remember the day she finally made her kip. From this trick, I learned perseverance. Sometimes, when you really want something, you have to be willing to work for a long time, try it many different ways, listen to your coaches, and never give up. My lesson from the kip is something I use in my life all the time.
What is your favorite sports team?
Mrs. Abramczyk- In our house, we support the Cardinals and the Blues no matter what. In addition to our hometown teams, we also spend a lot of time supporting the Missouri Rush Soccer Club where our kids play soccer.
Mrs. Armbruster-I grew up in Ohio and was properly raised to cheer for The Ohio State football team. My greatest wish was granted when I went to Ohio State vs. Michigan game and witnessed Ohio State beat Michigan in overtime. I am also a huge fan of March Madness.
If you could do any other job in the world other than principal, what would you pick?
Mrs. Abramczyk- If i wasn’t a principal I probably would have become either a nurse or a hairdresser.
Mrs. Armbruster- I think I would be an emergency room doctor.
What was your first job?
Mrs. Abramczyk- The first job where I worked for a company was as a gymnastics instructor which I held for most of high school and throughout college. Before that, I babysat for many families in my neighborhood regularly.
Mrs. Armbruster- I worked at an ice cream stand. Best part was we were allowed to eat whatever we wanted. When I serve students snow cones, my original job skills come in handy.