Kristi Gartner

TK 2

Lead Teacher

My senior year I volunteered to be a teachers aide at a local elementary school. I often think about my mentor teacher that year and her passion for teaching. She always created a welcoming and nurturing environment for her students. Her influence is what initially sparked my interest in becoming a teacher. In my classroom I try to emulate the same level of care, compassion and promote creativity with my students now.

I live for the AHA! moment when my students first understand something new. I love seeing the learning taking place and then seizing those teachable moments. I love that everything is new to them. They are full of questions and excited to try anything and everything. I love that I have the opportunity to share so many “firsts” with my students. Those moments with my kids make me smile everyday.

What is the thing you love the most about teaching young children?

Why did you choose to become a teacher?

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