I am so honored to be allowed the opportunity to teach your child this year!
I have been teaching since 1996! My own educational career began at Benedictine College, where I received my BA in Elementary and Special Education. I went on to Baker University for my Master's in Education in 2003. In 2013, I achieved the highly coveted National Board Certification. I earned my Reading Specialist degree through Park University in 2015. Platte County R-3 School District has been my home since 2003.
I have taught 5th grade since being with Platte County. Siegrist departmentalizes which means our students will rotate between four different teachers. My emphasis is in the area of Communication Arts. I love what I do, and I am very passionate about reading. I make it a top priority to find books your child will love to read! I teach my homeroom, Mr. Bogart's class, Mrs. Scanlon's class, and Ms. Kirschner's class.
I have two children. My son, Dalton, will be a sophomore at Highland Community College this fall. He is majoring in business and will be playing baseball. My daughter, Demi, will be a sophomore as well. She will be at the Platte County High School. I look forward to a great year. I cannot thank you enough for trusting, supporting, and sharing your child with me.