BA in Elementary Education with Kindergarten Endorsement: University of Minnesota at Morris
I am in my gajillionth year of education (trust me, that’s a number!) and have spent most of them here at St. Therese in the Kindergarten classroom. Although I’ve taught other grades and each has been special and filled me as an educator in different ways, I do find that teaching Kindergarten is a unique experience. I love helping the “Kinder Kiddos” (and their parents!) make the transition to a full day of school and what it looks like to be part of the St. Therese community. I help nurture socialization and self-awareness as well as encourage leaps in learning as students are introduced to the challenges of reading and math – a true gift to watch the growth that happens each year. My time in education has solely been in Catholic schools and I consider it a gift to be able to talk with my students about faith and being children of God. Fun Fact: I’m not just a teacher at St. Therese – I’m a parent at this awesome school too!