Bauder Elementary

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Kristen Balhiser

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About Me
My favorite children's book/author: 

J.K. Rowling!  I love the Harry Potter series.  But my son has recently started reading The Magic Treehouse series, so I'm delving into the world of Jack and Annie too.

What I love most about teaching: 

I love watching students grow and come into their own throughout the year.  My favorite part of the day is our literacy block!  Watching students develop a love for books and reading warms my heart.  

My hometown: 

I was born right here in Fort Collins, Colorado.  I have also lived in Virginia, Illinois, California, and South Carolina.  

Something I like to do outside of school/in the summer: 

When I'm not reading, I like to go out hiking with my mother or my husband.  We're starting to take my son out on longer hikes, so one day he'll be climbing the high mountains with us!  I also try my hand at quilting.  

Something else I want to share with you: 

Before I became the 4th grade paraprofessional, I worked as a substitute teacher almost exclusively at Bauder and also volunteered for the Adventure Book Club after school.  I have had the unique privilege to work with many of our students from the time they were in 1st grade.  It has been truly amazing to watch them grow and mature over the years.