2023-2024 School Year Kindergarten Orientation
April 26, 2023 6:30-7:30 pm in the Heritage Elementary gym
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
EducationBachelor's Degree of Arts with a major in Sociology and Anthropology from DePauw UniversityMasters in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver
Once you learn to read you will be free forever -Frederick Douglass
One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world. -Malal Yousafzai
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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.