My name is Mrs. Van Batavia. I have been a teacher for ten years. I taught kindergarten for three years in Pipestone and for six years here at Luverne Elementary School. This will be my first year teaching 2nd grade.
I graduated from the University of Sioux Falls with my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and I am currently working toward my master's degree in Reading.
My husband Dave and I both grew up in Luverne and attended school at Luverne High School. We have three daughters. Maddie is 18 years old and a college freshman at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Kamryn is 13 and in the 8th grade. She keeps us busy with all of her school activities. Ellie is 9 years old and in 3rd grade. She loves playing with her cousins and swimming.
I enjoy running, looking at Pinterest, and bonfires.
My favorite treats are Swedish Fish and Diet Coke.
My favorite place to eat is Olive Garden.
My favorite color is blue.
My favorite sport is hockey. My favorite hockey team is the MN Wild (and the Luverne Cardinals).
My favorite season is fall.
My favorite holiday is Christmas.
I am excited for this new adventure in 2nd grade! We are going to have a lot of fun!!
Phone: 507-283-4497 Extension 3370