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Six questions in 60 seconds with Jodi Lieberman

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Six questions in 60 seconds is the district’s new web series in which we interview Liberty Central School District staff members. This month’s interview is with Jodi Fiddle-Lieberman Lieberman, a writing teacher and reading specialist Liberty Elementary School.

There may not be a greater honor for a school than its alumni wishing to recreate his or her elementary school experience with a new generation of students.

Mrs. Fiddle-Lieberman grew up in Sullivan County and graduated from Liberty High School in 1983. She studied teaching at the University of Albany earning a degree in English. She returned to her hometown of Parksville, four years later in 1987. That September, she joined several of her fellow classmates, who also became teachers. Together they turned colleagues, who wanted to return to their alma mater to try to make Liberty as impactful a school for future generations, as it was for them.

“I started off teaching the sixth grade,” she said, “I knew I wanted to give back to the community I loved. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of watching so many of my students grow into such wonderful citizens! I like to think that I had a small part in this process.”

Mrs. Lieberman also stated that she hopes to continue to make a difference in the lives of Liberty student. She feels unbelievably lucky to work with so many colleagues who have guided her along the way.

Every employee plays a role in the vitality and success of the Liberty school community. Throughout the year, “Six questions” features randomly selected employees each week so staff members, parents, students and other community members can develop a more personal connection with the men and women who make this a special place to learn and work.

1. What three traits define you?
     Inspirational, loving, energetic

2. What is your personal philosophy?
    Always try to be the BEST THAT YOU CAN BE!

3. What would you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?
    My greatest accomplishment continues to be my three children.

4. Who are your biggest inspirations?
    My family is my biggest inspiration. They continually push me to be the best that I can be and
    remind me to balance my life.

5. What would you tell yourself at elementary school age?
    RELAX and have fun!!

6. Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
    Mickey Mouse and I share the same birthday which is Nov. 18!

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