For the past 25 years I have been part of the Baymonte community; I started as a Baymonte parent. My husband and I wanted our children in a school that reinforced our values. After we enrolled our children at Baymonte I got more involved working in the After School Program. I had been an elementary teacher before taking a break to have our three children. Mr. Patterson hired me as a kindergarten aide and after several years, I moved into a teacher role. I love teaching kindergarten! Some of my favorite events in our kindergarten school year are the Mother’s Day Tea and Donuts with Dad. The partnership between parents and teachers is vital in the growth of a child.

In a few weeks I will go to eighth grade graduation and see many of the kids I taught in kindergarten. I am grateful for the small part I have played in the lives of these children. It’s fun to see former students around town, even though many are post-college now.  Working with five year olds keeps me feeling young! I hope you have a wonderful summer and if you see me at the beach or at Costco, be sure to say hi!

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