Mrs. Kassidy Fanning

4K Teacher, Kindergarten Co-Teacher

Favorite Bible Verse:

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7–8

I was born and raised in a mid-sized town on the southern border called Yuma, Arizona (the sunniest place on Earth!). After being accepted to Concordia Irvine, I spent a few years in California before transferring to Concordia Nebraska. My husband, Chad, and I just recently moved to Wisconsin and are loving it so far! I am overjoyed to begin my first year teaching at Immanuel.

Although I would love to be able to say that I always wanted to be a teacher, when I was young, I would say that when I grew up I would be a rockstar. Shockingly, that hasn’t happened yet. Teaching was the second career I began to strive towards!

Children are the foundation of the future and deserve to be invested in and built upon. This is why teaching is a job that I cherish because each moment that I get to spend with my students is invaluable! Additionally, I cherish being given the opportunity to do my best in fulfilling the Great Commission and help my students strengthen their faith in Jesus is a blessing.

The school’s theme this year is “Connected” (John 15:5). Share a time in your life when you saw the importance of being connected to Jesus.

I felt that it was important to be connected to Jesus when I got engaged to my now husband. It was such an exciting time! When we did marriage counseling with our pastor before the wedding, we talked a lot about how a marriage should be rooted in Jesus. I felt very connected to Him when we made that step!

What is something on your bucket list?

A bucket list item for me would be to travel out of the country. I have been out of the country once, but I was really young and I don’t remember it well. I would love to make some new traveling memories!

Hometown: Yuma, AZ
Bachelor’s Degree: Elementary Education, Concordia Nebraska