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Around Our Town . . . Outstanding Educators


Brenda Bosco Fort Casper Academy


05/01/2005 - "I don't have any children of my own, but I feel like I have twenty-six of them," relates Fort Casper Academy sixth grade teacher, Brenda Bosco. Brenda spends much of her evening and weekend time attending basketball games, band concerts, gymnastics events, Eagle Scout award ceremonies and anything else important in the lives of her students.

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Brenda, a twenty-five year Casper resident is a second generation teacher her mother having taught kindergarten. She has been teaching for seven years, the last six of which were spent at Fort Casper Academy where she taught third grade for two years and sixth grade for the last four years.

She received her education degree from the University of Wyoming, but she says she learned the most from her mentor at Fort Casper Academy, Mary Lynn Edwards. The Fort Casper Academy's Philosophy of Education consists of whole group direct/instruction with parental involvement. "The parents play a big, big part," Brenda says, "I have a parent helping in my classroom every day. There's no way I could get done what I get done without them."

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When asked what she finds most rewarding as a teacher, Brenda Brightens. "Interacting with the students and watching them learn," she responds. What does she find challenging about her job? "The time I choose to put into it after hours, on weekends, and in the summer. I'm not required to do that it's just the way I am," she explains.

Brenda and her husband, Jeremy (a local Farmers Insurance Group and Financial Planning independent Agent) round out their family with two dogs, two cats, two ferrets and one guinea pig. They enjoy Casper because it's "still pretty much a 'small town'," Brenda says. Some of her upcoming students are children of people with whom she went to school. "That's not something you get everywhere."

Leland Hepworth feels blessed to have had Brenda as both his third grade and sixth grade teacher. "She taught me a lot. She taught me how to use 'I' statements (to communicate) and that taught me a lot."

Thank you, Brenda, for all you give to the children of our community!

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