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Kristie McKenzie » A Little About Me

A Little About Me

I am so excited to begin my career in teaching at Cottage Hill and am looking forward to a memorable year! 
In 2015, I graduated from Sacramento State University with my bachelor's degree in Child Development. During that time, I enjoyed teaching in a before/after school program in Rocklin, CA (where I grew up). Soon after graduating, I gained experience working as a substitute assistant teacher for special education in Placer County. A year later, I made the bold choice to move to Southern California to continue my schooling at UC Irvine. I just completed my teaching credential and master's of arts in teaching this summer, after having the pleasure of student teaching in a second grade class and a fifth grade class. 
While I loved the beaches of the southern coast, my family, my homesickness, and my incredibly encouraging fiancé brought me back up to Northern California. I enjoy spending time with my family, which is continuously growing! My brother and his wife just had their first child (making me a first time auntie!), while my sister and her soon-to-be husband are expecting their first child in February. My fiancé and I are to be married in May, 2018. We enjoy spending our time visiting family, practicing our archery skills, playing video games, and spoiling our kitty Luna. 
As a first year teacher, I am beyond grateful to join this incredible team and cannot wait to meet everyone in the community!
If you are interested in learning more about me and my experience with teaching, feel free to visit my digital portfolio: