Kelsey Hedlund

 email:                kelsey@usd371.org

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Philosophy of Education

I believe that it is imperative that my students not only gain knowledge, but also know how to utilize it to make positive decisions and changes. I teach students that while knowledge may not be visible, it is a powerful tool.  My students benefit from differentiated learning material and a positive classroom environment that helps them to realize their value and importance in the world. I believe it is essential to utilize a variety of formal and informal assessments to gauge student learning so that I can continue to adapt my teaching strategies as I aim to teach students to love to learn for the sake of learning.  As a leader and educator, I am furthering my own education and professional development by exploring new methods and improving my methods of teaching throughout my career.  

 


Years Teaching

4


Work Experience

Montezuma Elementary School: 2 years

Hesston Elementary School: 2 years


Education

B.S. in Elementary Education from McPherson College and my ESOL endorsement.


Achievements

As an educator, I find joy in big and small achievements every day.


Activities/Interests

I enjoy waterskiing, reading and crafts. 


Other Tidbits.......

Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Books: I have too many to choose...I love Frindle by Andrew Clements, Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds...
Favorite Movies: I like Emperor's New Groove, Finding Nemo and Zootopia.
Favorite Foods: Chocolate and Cherry Cokes!
Favorite Quote: “The mind has exactly the same power as the hands: not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.” - Colin Wilso
Some Favorite Songs: I love the songs my husband and I had at our wedding! <3 Take my Hand - Emily Hackett, Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley, and Hey Hey Hello - Rusty Rierson...


Family

I am a small town Western Kansas girl.

I come from a family of educators and love being "Aunt Kelsey" to my nieces and nephew.

My husband is my best friend and I feel so lucky to have strong family and faith.