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Hi there, I'm Mrs. Kotalik and I will be teaching first grade this year! This will be my sixth year teaching at Shawsheen. I love being a Thunderbird! I am super excited to teach a new grade level this year and am even more excited to have some of my students from last year in kindergarten :)
I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelors in Elementary Education. I have four younger siblings and grew up being a role model for them. They inspired me to be a teacher! It is my mission to create a fun, safe, and challenging classroom environment so that all students become life-long learners.
Last spring my husband and I welcomed our daughter! It has been such a fun summer spending time with her and watching her grow! I grew up in Loveland, CO and still live there today! I love living in this beautiful state! In my free time, I like to spend time with my family, and friends. I enjoy reading, watching movies, and swimming! I can't wait to get to know all of you! We will have a great year!