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 from the University of Northern Colorado in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
Teaching License/Endorsement (K-6) from The University of Colorado-Denver
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Confucius
“A lifespan is but a fleeting moment. Make it count. Make it richly rewarding.” -Unknown
BA in Political Science from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Teaching License and Masters in Elementary Education from Sierra Nevada College
“Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.” -Dalai Lama
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.