Dear Kindergarten Families,
I am happy and excited to be your child’s Kindergarten teacher this year! This is a big year for you and your child in many ways.
I would like to share a little bit about myself. I enjoy the outdoors including hiking, kayaking, and swimming. I am always continuing my studies in speaking French and American Sign Language. In my spare time, I like to practice the guitar, piano, draw, paint, and write.
I am thrilled to be teaching Kindergarten, it is my favorite grade to teach. Kindergarten is such an important time for learning and growing. You will see significant gains in your child’s social and intellectual development as they are challenged in our classroom throughout the year.
I studied at the University of St. Thomas and earned degrees in both English and Elementary Education. I was fortunate to begin my teaching career for the Spring Lake Park School District with Kindergarten. To be honest, I have never worked so hard in my life, but I also found teaching to be the rewarding and satisfying career I had hoped it would be. While I enjoyed my time at Spring Lake Park, I chose to move to the Anoka-Hennepin school district. I started at Sand Creek Elementary teaching Kindergarten, then taught Kindergarten at Hamilton Elementary for a couple of years, and I am now with the Crooked Lake Elementary Kindergarten team.
My entire K-12 education has been in Anoka-Hennepin and I am a graduate of Andover High School. I am excited to be teaching in my “home” district. The high-quality education I received in Anoka-Hennepin and the experiences I have gained over these last few years prepared me well for my teaching career. I am so proud to be teaching in one of the best school districts in Minnesota!
Thank you for supporting your student’s education! I am excited to work with your child and watch their growth. Together we can help your child achieve success!
It is going to be a great year!
Digital Day Schedule:Day 1: Media & ExplorationsDay 2: PE & ParaDay 3: Explorations & ParaDay 4: Explorations & ArtDay 5: Music & CORE
Kristin ZelaznyKindergartenCrooked Lake Elementary2939 Bunker Lake Blvd. NWAndover, MN, 55304Kristin.Zelazny@ahschools.usTwitter: Kristin Zelazny @MsZelazny