15 minutes with … a kindergarten teacher | PostIndependent.com

15 minutes with … a kindergarten teacher

Age: 44Occupation: Kindergarten teacher, Kathryn Senor Elementary School in New CastlePlace of birth: Columbus, OhioWhen did you move to Garfield County and why? We moved here in 1994 because of a job opportunity and to leave the busy city of Denver.How long have you been teaching school and what do you enjoy most about it? I’ve been teaching full time for more than a year, but I did substitute teaching for three years prior to that. I also used to teach Sunday School. What I enjoy most is seeing the progress these beautiful little kids make and how my students – past and present – make me feel like a celebrity.

What is the most challenging part of your job? There’s a lot of paperwork and preparation that has to be done every day.First thing you’d buy after winning the lottery? A home on the beachFavorite fashion designer brand? Liz ClaiborneBest vacation ever? A Disney cruise to the BahamasWhat do you do in your spare time? I enjoy scrapbooking and spending time with my family.

Greatest accomplishment? Working full-time and going to college full-time and surviving itBest piece of advice you’ve ever received? Take one day at a time when it gets rough.Any tattoos? Only in my dreamsIf you could invite three people to dinner, who would they be, what would you serve and what would you talk about? Sandra Bullock, Goldie Hawn and Ellen DeGeneres. We would have sushi and sake and talk about everything that’s being asked in this interview.What’s the greatest invention ever? The Internet

FavoritesMovie: The Shawshank RedemptionBreakfast meal: Eggs BenedictType of music: Rock ‘n’ rollFood: ChocolateWeb site: Teacher web sitesSport to watch: My kid’s soccer gamesPlace in Garfield County: J.H. Chen in Glenwood Springs

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