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Mrs. Wilson: Lead Teacher / Director

How many people are in my family?

My husband and I have 3 children. My oldest are in the Waukee Schools, and my youngest will start kindergarten there this fall.

What hobbies do I have?
I love being outdoors, going on picnics, reading, running, music, and spending time with my family.

What are my favorite foods?
Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

What is my favorite color?
Blue

What is my favorite children's book?
It is hard to pick just one! I enjoy old classics, like the Big Red Barn, by Margaret Wise Brown and fairy tales with a new twist, like the Three Billy Goats Fluff by Rachael Mortimer.

More About Me:

I have a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the Erikson Institute in Chicago. I graduated with my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood from UNI.  I’ve taught several grade levels including bilingual kindergarten, preschool, Head Start, first grade and K-3 Spanish. I have additional teaching endorsements in Spanish, English as a Second Language, and Reading. Our family loves learning about other cultures and traveling.  For two and a half years, we lived overseas in Brazil for my husband's position.  We have three kids, ages 11, 8, and almost 5 years old. I stayed home with them for many years and returned to work last year as my daughter entered Pre-K. 


Mrs. Skahill: Associate Teacher

How many people are in my family?
I have one daughter who is a senior at Central College in Pella. We live in the country near Earlham, and my parents are 1/4 mile away on the farm where I grew up.
What hobbies do I have?
I love reading, sitting on my porch enjoying the quiet country, and spending time with my family. My daughter and I like watching movies together. Eating out is always fun too!

What are my favorite foods?
Pasta

What is my favorite children's book?
I love the "Otis the Tractor" books, by Loren Long. There are six of them, and their stories and pictures are wonderful!

More About Me:
I attended Central College in Pella, and received a masters in elementary counseling from Iowa State University. I have 38 years of elementary teaching/counseling experience, having worked with every age from preschool through 8th grade.  I retired from Van Meter in May, 2018, after serving as a teacher and elementary counselor for the past 19 years. I am so excited to begin a new chapter in Pre-K!

 

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