Welcome to the Ms. VanEssen's Kindergarten Class!
I am excited to start my second year of teaching in kindergarten! Last year I started my teaching career at the third grade level in Adrian. Growing up I had always wanted to become an elementary teacher. I completed my college degree in three, short, years while working as a lead- preschool teacher in my hometown. I moved to Luverne last year after living with my parents on Lake Shetek. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family. I like to go on vacations, spend long afternoons on the lake and bake delicious treats.
A little bit about me...
Graduated from Tracy Area High School in 2011
B.S. Degree from Southwest Minnesota State University in 2014
Kindergarten Teacher, Adrian Elementary School - Adrian (2015-Present)
Third Grade Teacher, Adrian Elementary School - Adrian (Dec. 2014-May 2015)
Student Teaching, Walnut Grove Elementary - Walnut Grove (Fall 2014)
Lead Preschool Teacher, Tracy Kids World - Tracy (2011-2014)
Infant/Toddler Teacher, Discovery Center - Marshall (2012)
Dance Instructor, Tracy Dance Studio - Tracy (2008-2011)
Some fun facts about Ms. VanEssen:
- I was crowned Miss Tracy 2011.
- I have a fantail goldfish named Deb. She has been my roommate for four years!
- I love Disney and chocolate.
- I danced for 14 plus years in both studio dance and high school dance team. During high school, I competed at the state level twice!