Welcome! My name is Alisa Yates and I will be teaching kindergarten at Pathfinder Elementary in the Platte County R-3 school district. My husband Joe and I have two sons, Evan and Owen. They keep us busy with Platte County sports and activities! In our down time we enjoy traveling, spending time outside, and being adventurous (ask me about the time I was nearly bitten by a rattlesnake!). I graduated from Park University with my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis on special education. I've been at Pathfinder since 2013 and in education since 2008.
I am excited to have your child in my class this year! Kindergarten was my favorite grade in elementary school, thanks to my wonderful teacher, Miss Kathy. In fact, we still have a relationship today. My philosophy is... relationships must be built before learning can take place. Kindergarten is the foundation of learning and I will work in partnership with you to make sure your child has a positive and encouraging experience in a safe and caring environment.
Please feel free to contact me via email with any questions. Open communication is an important component of every child's success. I'm looking forward to a wonderful year with your kindergartener!