4th Grade Teachers

Mr. Hunter Anderson

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Mr. Hunter Anderson

Hello, my name is Hunter Anderson and I am entering my 4th year teaching at Kaleidoscope! 

I graduated from St. Cloud State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education as well as a Minor in Special Education. I grew up in Hopkins, MN, where I gratuated High School and met my wife there! My wife, Amanda, currently works for Boston Scientific and we live in Long Lake with our dog, Kylo, and our cat, Mon Chu. 

When I'm not at school, I enjoy spending time on the lake, running around with my dog, and playing golf!

 

I am looking forward to a great year at KCS!

Mrs. Noël Nivala

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Mrs. Noël Nivala

I am very excited to start my 8th year at KCS as a 4th grade teacher.  I began in 2013 as a 3rd grade teacher for 5 years and moved to 5th grade to work there for 2 years.  I graduated from Mesabi Community College in 1996, finishing my B.S in Elementary Education (1-6 & Kindergarten Endorsement) from Bemidji State University in 1998.  My passion is working with students on various levels.  I have designed my classroom to provide an engaging, exciting and exploring atmosphere.  All students have their own ball to sit on, additionally I have a student work area with Kore wobble stools.  Students who are engaged, typically have a desire to focus and take in all that they can.  

A little bit about me... I have been married to my high school "Sweetheart"- Wade for twenty years.  We are raising three children-18,16,13, which keeps us busy, but not too busy!! We enjoy the outdoors, cabin time, friends and just being simple.  The biggest change was sending our oldest off to college this year to Ely Community College! How is that possible?!?

I look forward to meeting you. We have many fun activities planned in 4th grade this year! 

~Mrs. Nivala

 

Ms. Stacy Leisenfeld

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Ms. Stacy Leisenfeld

4th Grade Specialists

Mrs. Katie Liekhus (Spanish)

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Mrs. Katie Liekhus (Spanish)

I am Señora Liekhus and I am in my 5th year of teaching at Kaleidoscope Charter School. I graduated from St. Cloud State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in K-12 Spanish Education. I will be on the go this year using a cart to bring Spanish to students 4-12. I live in Ramsey with my husband, chihuahua,and two cats. When I am not snuggling them, I enjoy watching the Packers and NETFLIX. I also like to travel to a new Spanish-Speaking Country each year! I look forward to being back at school with the lovely students! Any questions? Just e-mail me at Kliekhus@kcsmn.org! Also check out my Twitter and Instagram @senoraliekhus.

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. Amy Skog (Phy Ed)

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Mrs. Amy Skog (Phy Ed)

Amy Skog will teach Physical Education to students in grades 4-12. A graduate of Moorhead State University, Amy is entering her 4th year of teaching at Kaleidoscope. In her spare time, Amy enjoys a variety of physical activities and spending quality time with family and friends.

Ms. Sandy Skon (Art)

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Ms. Sandy Skon (Art)

I graduated from Bemidji State University with a degree in Visual Arts Education.  I started teaching in 2000.  In 2009, I started the Kaleidoscope Charter School art program and I am very proud of the students’ accomplishments in this time. I am passionate about students seeing the potential they have.  Each student is an artist and my job is to help them realized they are one. 

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!!