Hello! Welcome to Kindergarten Prep at Carlisle, better know as K-Prep! I am exited to have you visit our page! This will be my 2nd year teaching K-Prep in Carlisle! I received my Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education degrees from Cedarville University in 2003. I received my Master's in Special Education from Drake University in 2007. I have an endorsement in Reading as well. I taught in Des Moines for 3.5 years and then took a few years off when my twins, Lincoln and Logan were born prematurely. They are now going to be 3rd graders at Carlisle! I also have a son Hudson who will be in Kindergarten this year! Before coming to Carlisle, I ran a Preschool from my home for 2 years and substitute taught in Des Moines and Carlisle for 2 years. My husband Brad and I have been married for 12 years, have 3 boys and 2 cats. When I am not at school, I stay busy with soccer, swimming, biking, cooking and gardening. I also enjoy drinking a cup of coffee and reading a good book.
What is K-Prep? K-Prep is a 1/2 day program that Carlisle provides our 5 year old students who are not quite ready for a full day of Kindergarten. K-Prep students will go to Kindergarten following K-Prep. K-Prep is 5 days a week from 8:10-11:20 a.m.
I enjoy working closely with the Preschool team and Kindergarten team at Carlisle to create a fun, active learning environment for our students to grow and thrive academically. Feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions.