New face at Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary

Thursday, September 12, 2013


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There are two kindergarten classes at Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School this year to accommodate 31 kindergarten students.


LIW newcomer Roxy Fast teaches one of the classes.


Fast was raised in Huron. She lives on a farm south of Iroquois with her husband Jamie and two children, Kennedy, a junior at De Smet High School, and Kadyn, a second-grader at LIW.


This is Fast’s 17th year of teaching. Previously, she has taught middle school and fifth, second, and first grades in the Iroquois school district.


In her spare time, Fast said she loves to camp and fish with her family, and read.

Fast said everyone has been welcoming and helpful here.


“I am looking forward to getting to know everyone more and develop relationships with not only the school but all the families,” she said.


When asked about her kindergarten students, Fast said: “I look forward to coming to work every day. In the short time I have been with them so far, I have seen them grow in confidence already. Each day brings something new and the children make me laugh and smile. Not to mention, I get a lot of hugs throughout the day.”


Donna Palmlund

Staff Writer

The De Smet News

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