Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Ginny Reischman
Name: Ginny Reischman
Born: April 22, 1981, in Moore, Okla.
Family: Husband, Joe; three sons, Gabe, 11, will be a sixth-grader at Tonganoxie Middle School; Gavin, 9, will be a third-grader at Tonganoxie Elementary School; and Jack, 6, will be a TES first-grader.
Occupation: Daycare provider
Dream job as a child: Pediatric nurse.
“When I entered college and learned how much math and science was involved in becoming a nurse, that quickly changed because I am terrible at both,” she joked.
Digging deeper: Reischman’s parents moved to Tonganoxie when she was 4. A 1999 Tonganoxie High School graduate, she attended Emporia State University before attending Johnson County Community College to take care of general education requirements. In 2002, she decided to pursue her early childhood education degree from Pittsburg State University, graduating from there in May 2004 with a degree in family and consumer science.
On July 23, 2004, she married her husband, whom she grew up and started dating her senior year of high school. He graduated from PSU in December 2003. They moved back to Tonganoxie after getting married.
“We love it here,” she said. “It’s our hometown and will also be our boys’ hometown.”
After Gabe was born, Reischman decided to stay at home. Several friends needed child care, so she opened a daycare out of her home.
She also has coached for and helped THS volleyball coach Tiffany Parker the past 12 years.
Reischman loves sports. She played every sports she could from a young age and then up through high school.
“I am super competitive, like to the extreme and it's a joking topic among my friends,” Reischman said.
She also enjoys watching her boys play. Most of her time now is spent catching her boys play football, basketball and baseball.
“I run them around from practice to practice and game to game and I am generally exhausted, but I wouldn't change it for anything,” she said.
She and her husband have friends here they first met in kindergarten and others they’ve met in the last decade.
“This community rallies behind the people we love the most and is always ready to lend a hand to anyone at anytime,” Reischman said. “We love the small-town feel, although it has grown so much over the years, which is great.
“I love seeing familiar faces and friends everywhere I go.”