Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Jessica Van Batavia. This will be my 9th year teaching! I graduated from the University of Sioux Falls with my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I taught kindergarten in Pipestone for 3 years before coming to Luverne Elementary School. I have enjoyed every moment in Kindergarten!!
My husband Dave and I both grew up in Luverne. We have three wonderful daughters! Maddie (16), Kamryn (11), and Ellie (7). 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 students! Our days at school are very busy- we sing, we play, we dance, we read, we write, we explore, and we build friendships. It is truly amazing how much we learn and grow in one school year!
My greatest enjoyment is that I get to watch these littles blossom into confident young people in our school!