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Kate Mancarelli » Welcome!!


Welcome Leopards family,

I am excited to start my 7th year of teaching and 5th year here at Puster! I’ve taught second grade, first grade, and am excited to be back in kindergarten again this year. I graduated Magna Kum Laudem from Texas Tech University (Wreck 'em Tech!) and received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Multidiscuplinary Studies for Early Childhood Education through sixth grade with a focus in English as a second Language. During my 7 years of teaching I have been able to lead an amazing dual language team of second grade teachers, learn, train, and implement the IB program, help organize an amazing event with a cultural center and community families, work with future teachers both in the ready-set-teach program at a local high school, but also future teachers as a mentor. Teaching is truly my passion and cannot wait to start another wonderful year in Kindergarten together!

I married my best friend Franc in September of last year and closed on our first home together in July. We love to travel and explore new places together, escape to Disney World as often as we can, and spoil our pets Indy and Saber rotten. I LOVE all things Disney, in fact you will notice a lot of Disney magic in our class and my lessons! 

I am looking forward to getting to know you and building a community where all of us learn and grow from one another. I just know this year is going to be a great year filled with laughter, light, engaged minds in learning, and of course a little bit of magic!

Me and My husbandOur dog IndyOur cat Saber

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