Teacher - Kindergartenkesorensen@seattleschools.org
Years teaching at Bryant: This will be my third year as a full-time teacher though I had the opportunity to work with the Bryant Kindergarten team during the 2019-2020 school year as Mr. Gallagher’s teaching intern (while completing my Master’s Degree at University of Washington). A great thing about working at Bryant is: From the first moment I walked into Bryant’s front doors, I was welcomed with big smiles and open arms by staff, students, and parents. I knew right away that, if there was an opportunity to be a teacher this coming fall, I would take it:) I am so excited to officially start out my teaching career in this community!! A reason I teach kindergarten is: The excitement and wonder I get to see on students’ faces as they enter this momentous new step in their lives. I always say that my favorite part about being a teacher is seeing that “light bulb” moment for a student when something clicks. That is happening CONSTANTLY in kindergarten because students are craving that learning and understanding. Something I enjoy about kindergarten is: everything is new and exciting! No matter what you say or teach, it is met with wonder and curiosity. I also love the constant giggles and comedic moments in the classroom. The stuff those kindergartener’s say just cannot be made up!! A piece of advice I offer to help students and families adjust to kindergarten is: Take the time to talk with your child about their daily experiences. See what they are doing in class and build on the excitement they bring home after a fabulous day of LEARNING and FUN.
Teacher - PE Specialistkjweinman@seattleschools.org
Teacher - Art Specialistkawhipple@seattleschools.org
Education: BA UC Santa Barbara / MAUC Irvine
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