Meet Mrs. Kauffman
One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. -Henry Miller
Hello and welcome to room 119! I am excited to be part of the Blue Team at MNMS! 2015-2016 will mark my 23rd year teaching. My past experiences include teaching 4th grade in York, Pennsylvania; teaching 3rd and 4th grade at Houserville Elementary; serving as a K-5 Elementary Curriculum Support Teacher in math and science; and teaching 6th grade here at MNMS for 13 years. As a local girl, I am also a graduate of State College Area High School and Penn State University!
My family includes: my husband Dave who is a hydro-geologist; my oldest son, Kohlton, who lives in San Francisco; my daughter, Emily, who is a sophomore at Penn State; my step-daughter, Maya, who is in 10th grade at State High, and my step-son, Colton, who is in 8th grade at Center Learning Community (CLC). Yes, we have 2 boys with the same name - slightly confusing!
As you can see, my family loves to travel. We have camped throughout the United States, seeing many historical landmarks and hiking in many state and national parks along the way. My favorite states have been Montana, Colorado, and Oregon. I have explored Italy, France, and Spain as a People-to-People leader, and I have also visited Australia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Singapore, and most recently Scotland this summer. Other than traveling, my favorite hobbies are reading, hiking, and skiing!
And, I absolutely LOVE teaching!