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.
Montezuma Elementary School: 1 year
Hesston Elementary School: 2 years
B.S. in Elementary Education from McPherson College and my ESOL endorsement.
As an educator, I find joy in big and small achievements every day.
I enjoy waterskiing, reading and crafts.
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...
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.