BA in Psychology, BS in Elementary Education, Master’s Degree in Reading/Writing and Reading Teacher Endorsement K-6
“Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!” -Lawrence G. Lovasik
Kira Vander Ploeg
Graduate from The University of Colorado at Boulder, School of Education. Masters in Curriculum Development and Arts Integration from Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
“Empathy is being in the heart of another person.” -Unknown
“Vulnerability is not weakness. And that myth is profoundly dangerous.” -Brene Brown
BA Child Psychology — University of the Incarnate Word, MAED Elementary Education; Curriculum and Instruction — University of Colorado at Denver
“Believe in your infinite potential! Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself” -Roy T. Bennett
“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity” -Joseph Addison
Our goal for Kindergarten is to instill in our students a love of school, and to foster their independence. We strive to work with each child at his or her own pace and help them develop a positive attitude toward learning and a strong self-image. We expect students to be responsible for their belongings, their behavior, and their school-work. We encourage the classes to become communities that care for each other and work together.