2nd Grade Teachers

 Ms. Mary Haliburton

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Ms. Mary Haliburton

I have been in education since 1992. I first taught in Bloomington at a Montessori school. Then, I moved to Albertville and have been teaching in this wonderful area since 2000.  Kaleidoscope has been my home away from home since its start in 2004.

My husband and I have two sons, 10 chickens, a parakeet named Cheeks, and a puppy named Gypsy.  Besides teaching, I am a Wright County Master Gardener, MN Naturalist volunteer, and a continual learner.  I graduated from Mankalo State University, and have taken many courses from St. Catherine's, Hamline University, University of Minnesota, and presently St. Cloud State University.

I enjoy gardening, fishing, exploring the great outdoors, and being with my friends and family.

 Diane Hills

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Diane Hills

I am proud to say I have been teaching at Kaleidoscope Charter School since it opened in 2004. It has been an honor to be a part of such a great school. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from the Universtiy of Iowa and my Masters Degree from St. Mary's. I taught 18 years in a private school for dyslexic students in Iowa before moving to Minnesota in 2003. My husband and I are proud parents of three wondereful children and one dog. 

Ms. Kim Dierks

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Ms. Kim Dierks

I grew up just down the road in Buffalo, MN. After graduating from Buffalo High School I attended Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. I earned my BA in Elementary Education with endorsements in Social Studies and ELA. My husband and I have a house in Delano with our two dogs Mitty and Rosy.  I have been at Kaleidoscope since 2016.  I love being at a school where each child is valued for their unique gifts and talents.

2nd Grade Specialists

Ms. Michelle Swanson (Spanish)

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Ms. Michelle Swanson (Spanish)

Señorita Chabot has been teaching Spanish and English as a Second Language at Kaleidoscope Elementary School since fall 2016.  A 2009 Graduate of ROCORI High School in Cold Spring, MN was raised in Rhode Island and in central Minnesota.  She is a 2014 Spanish B.S. Graduate of St. Cloud State University.  After student teaching in Big Lake High School, she was hired on their team as a level one Spanish Teacher, Friends of Rachel Advisor, and Safe Squad leader.  She is a culture and animal enthusiast.  Amongst being passionate about teaching, she is enthusiastic about leaving positive footprints along her life’s pathway.

Ms. Tayna Reemts (Phy Ed)

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Ms. Tayna Reemts (Phy Ed)

Ms. Carol Tombers (Art)

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Ms. Carol Tombers (Art)

Carol Lynne Tombers is an artist and educator who is passionate about making things, equally applying intellect and instinct. She has a special love of public art and her drawings, paintings, and textiles have been shown in a variety of places including Barcelona and Tokyo. As a teacher Carol guides students to develop skills and habits of mind for flexibility and innovation. She has taught at local private and charter schools, as well as schools in Colombia and Qatar. She received her BFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and her M.A. from the University of St. Thomas. She loves hanging out with family and friends at the lake, making art, and studying the history of the color red.

Mrs. Lori Moen (Music)

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Mrs. Lori Moen (Music)

Lori Moen will teach grades 2-5 elementary music as well as choir grades 5-12. She has been teaching in the classroom since 2012, and teaching private music lessons since 1990. A graduate of Concordia University in St. Paul, Lori is entering her 6th year of teaching at KCS. She has her Orff certification and this last summer she completed Kodaly 2 at the University of St. Thomas. In her spare time, Lori enjoys reading, biking, lots of music, and time spent with friends and family.

Mrs. Becky Vevle (Technology)

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Mrs. Becky Vevle (Technology)

Hi. My name is Rebekah Vevle (Becky) and I am excited to join the awesome team here at Kaleidoscope! I have been teaching for 10 years, and have taught all grade levels from preschool through adults.  I have taught many subjects and love them all.  I will be teaching technology to grades 2 through 8 this year, so you will be able to find me in the computer lab.  In my free time I am busy with my family:  my husband, Randy, our daughter, Rylee, who is 7 and our son, Ryan, who is 5.  We live in Elk River and like spending time outside and cheering on the Vikings.  I also enjoy reading, cooking, and traveling.  I am so excited to start the school year, it’s going to be a great year!!