My family moved out of Wichita in 1994 to Marion, Kansas. Talk about a culture shock!!! I finished my last two years of high school and graduated from Marion High School class of 1996. After high school I decided to pursue college. I began working at Marion Elementary School as a paraprofessional and taking evening classes at Butler of Marion. I graduated from Butler County Community College with an Associate's Degree in Science. I switched jobs to work at Butler College as an Americore VISTA on a government grant program called America Reads. I worked closely with the Marion elementary school and the public library incorporating community volunteers to help all children read. It was an AWESOME experience!!! I decided it was time to finish my degree in elementary education at Tabor College in Hillsboro. I student taught at Centre with Mrs. Cain in the fall of 2002. I graduated from Tabor in December 2002 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. After graduation, I worked as a substitute teacher and stayed very busy. This is my sixth year teaching in the Centre School District.
I have four wonderful children. Victoria, a freshman at Manhattan Area Techl; Kaitlynn, a 7th grader; Tyler, a 3rd grader; and a newborn Kenzie.
I enjoy working at Centre Elementary. Centre is the place that we call home. I am proud to say that I work at Centre. I enjoy working with the students and the staff here. They are wonderful people!! In my spare time I enjoy coaching volleyball, reading, and scrapbooking plus just spending time with my children, nieces and nephews.
Required fields are denoted with an asterisk.
Snacks for the week of:
August 18th - Mrs. Nickel and Mrs. Basore
August 22nd -
August 29th -
8:00 – 8:23 Breakfast/Free Play in Gym
8:23 – 9:00 Calendar/Morning Meeting
9:00 – 9:25 P.E.
9:25 – 9:35 Bathroom Break/Change shoes
9:35 - 10:05 Phonics & Pathways
10:05 – 10:25 Reading Groups (Tier time)
10:25 – 10:55 Phonics continued
11:00 – 11:27 Lunch
11:27 – 12:20 Reading (Tier 2 time 11:55 – 12:15)
12:20 – 12:40 Recess
12:40 – 1:15 Math
1:15 – 1:45 Rest Time
1:45 – 2:10 Music
2:10 – 2:30 Snack
2:30 –3:15 M & W - Centers
T – Library & Computers
TH - Science/Social Studies
F - Friday Folders/Show and Tell
3:15 – 3:30 Clean-up/Daily Wrap-up/Load Buses
Discipline Policy – I use a color system. Each child starts his/her day off on green/good. As the day progresses the color is changed if your child has behavior problems, trouble following rules, etc. You will get a note on your child’s calendar if he/she is on any color but green. Offenses are as follows:
- Warning – stay on green
- Pull card to yellow/ walk 5 minutes of recess
- Red warning/ walk 10 minutes of recess
- Pull card to black/ write note or call parent and walk 15 minutes of recess or depending on the action of the student possible discipline slip and report to the office
*Please note that I will never take all of your child’s recess time. They need that time to burn energy. I may even have them run or walk laps around the playground to help burn some energy.