Norwood View is proud to present Casey Lasita as the Rising Star staff member for the month of May. Mrs. Lasita received her undergraduate degree from the College of Mount St. Joseph and her master's degree in Elementary Education from Ohio Dominican University. She is completing her seventh year at the View, the last three as a first grade teacher. Mrs. Lasita is beloved by all her students, their parents and other staff members. She works hard to build personal relationships with each of them. She is in constant communication with her students' parents regarding student progress, their academic or social needs and especially their successes. Her classroom is a model for instructional learning. She makes learning fun and sets very high standards for her students' achievement. Mrs. Lasita serves as a leader for our staff in many capacities. She is our unofficial social coordinator. She constantly recognizes staff members for numerous accomplishments and organizes various staff events including showers, birthday and retirement parties and special dinners throughout the school year. She is quick to share her teaching expertise with her colleagues and serves as a mentor for student teachers and new district employees.