My name is Mrs. Van Batavia. This will be my 9th year teaching kindergarten! I graduated from the University of Sioux Falls with my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I taught in Pipestone for 3 years before coming to Luverne Elementary School.
My husband Dave and I both grew up in Luverne. We have three wonderful daughters! Maddie is 17 years old and is a senior this year. Kamryn is in 7th grade and is 12. Our youngest, Ellie, is 8 years old and in the second grade. They keep us quite busy (especially once hockey season starts!!)
I am super excited for another school year to begin! I absolutely love my job teaching kindergarten! Our days at school are very busy- we sing, we play, we dance, we read, we write, we explore, and we make lots of friends. It is truly amazing how much we learn and grow in one school year!
We are going to have so much fun in kindergarten!!