Ms. Michelle Chabot (Spanish)

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Ms. Michelle Chabot (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.

Mr. Andy Cina (Phy Ed)

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Mr. Andy Cina (Phy Ed)

Coach Andy Cina will teach Physical Education to students in grades K-3 as well as high school health. A 2009 graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Coach Cina is entering his 7th year at Kaleidoscope. In his spare time, he enjoys running, reading, biking, learning about cars, and spending time with his 5 year old Labrador Retriever named Baker.

Mrs. Kimberly Dierks (Art)

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Mrs. Kimberly Dierks (Art)

Hello! My name is Kimberly Dierks and I will be teaching K-3 Art this year. I have always had a passion for art and for teaching, so I am very excited to be able to do both! I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education through Bemidji State University. I also have a background in Graphic Design. Over the past three years I have worked with a mentor and subbed in the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District, specifically at Discovery Elementary School in Buffalo, MN. Our family has lived in Otsego, MN for the past four years. My husband, Adam, and I have two children, Emma (2) and Blake (5). In my spare time I enjoy reading, painting, drawing, baking, crafts, and spending time with my family. This year is going to be filled with amazing learning opportunities for both the students and myself! Part of my goal as an educator is to spark curiosity and creativity in the minds of children, as well as presenting them with challenging, problem-solving opportunities. I hope to excite your child about the world of art and broaden his or her interests and techniques!

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. 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.

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!!

Mr. Ben Young (Music)

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Mr. Ben Young (Music)

I have been a music teacher for over 15 years. Music is a very important part about being a balanced student.  It teaches creativity and brings challenges while allowing for great personal expression. Inspiring kids to be musical and appreciate music at an early age is my goal in the classroom.  I also want my students to benefit from learning the language of music. I also enjoy directing orchestra pits for musicals in various community theater productions around the northwest metro area. If my students can speak the language of music in some way, appreciate the importance of hard work, and have a better understanding of how music fits in their life and our world today, I feel I have succeeded in the classroom.

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 4th year of teaching at KCS. She has her Orff certification and this last summer she completed Kodaly 1 at the University of St. Thomas. In her spare time, Lori enjoys reading, biking, lots of music, and time spent with friends and family.

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.