Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree: Early Childhood EducationGifted and Talented Endorsement
I graduated from University of South Carolina-Aiken in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. I also have a Gifted and Talented Endorsement from USCA. This is my 13th year teaching and I have been in third grade every year. I have loved every minute of it! I love teaching 3rd grade because there are so many new and exciting things that students learn in 3rd grade such as South Carolina history and multiplication facts. I also love the transition that takes place in 3rd grade from "learning to read" to "reading to learn." I am partner teaching with Ms. Tiffany Coleman this year. This is the fifth year we have been team teaching and we make an awesome team! I love teaching reading and writing and she loves teaching math.
Jefferson will always hold a special place in my heart because it's here that I met my husband! I have been married to Nick Kaune, who used to be a kindergarten teacher here at JES, since October 2nd, 2010. Nick is now the assistant principal at Redcliffe Elementary. We have a daughter named Kennedy who is in 5k here at JES and a three year old son named Mark.
In my spare time, I love to watch Carolina football (GO COCKS!), read, exercise, run, go to the beach and spend time with family and friends. I am a member of Stevens Creek Church and I serve as an advisor for Phi Mu sorority at USCA. I am also a member of FIA in Aiken and hardly ever miss a 5 am workout! If I am not at FIA in the morning, I am on a run!
Here at Jefferson, I am the grade level chair, Accelerated Reader Committee chair and I am also the teacher sponsor for the brand new running club!
The best way to get in touch with me is through e-mail. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also message me on ClassDojo or call the school during my planning period. The phone number at the school is 803-593-7180 and my planning period is 1:30-2:15.