Faith Rasmussen – Kindergarten Teacher and Administrator:

 
Welcome to Kindergarten. This year, we will spend our days growing, learning, exploring and creating.

I’d like to share is a bit about myself.

I have been teaching for 9 years. I adore this age and am constantly learning from my students.  I am a mother of 2 wonderful teen boys, a dog, a cat and 4 chickens. I really want a goat, but my husband says NO! I love to knit, paint, cook, read, hike, bike, golf…actually everything expect ski:)

 I am inspired by beauty and art. I believe each child is an artist; born to express the beauty around them in their own way. I also feel that God has created us with a spirit of curiosity and believe school is a place where we can work together in answering those questions and expanding our minds!

I look forward to being a part of your child’s journey in learning

~Mrs. Rasmussen

 

 

 

Sylvia Kappen – Preschool Teacher

 

New school year, and I’m excited to meet God’s little treasures that will be in my class. I would like to take this moment to tell you a little about me and what to expect.  My name is Sylvia Hadley- Kappen. I was born in 1969 on an Island in the Pacific Ocean, called Pohnpei. I met my husband of 20 years in Seattle Washington, had 2 amazing boys and moved to Sandpoint to raised them.

This will be my 7th year teaching at Little Lambs School. With our FUN and SAFE classroom environment, I will be able to cultivate and nurture you child’s basic skills. I wish to awaken your child’s imagination, encourage high self- esteem, independence, and strong thinking skills. Our classroom and class schedule is set up for me to target social skills, pre-academic development, motor skills both fine and gross, life skills, creative development, and spiritual development from all angles. We will have so much fun learning! My door is always open for new ideas!

 

 

 

 

Myra Johnson-Stultz – Preschool Teacher

 
 

My name is Myra and I have taught preschool for nine and a half years and have specialized in designing and implementing curriculum for this age group.  I have created and taught center activities for K-2nd grade and currently teach art to 5th and 6th graders at Sagle Elementary.  Laughter and excitement should be part of every school day and I look forward to a great year with you and your child!

I believe children learn best in a warm, safe and supportive environment with age appropriate activities that are engaging and hands on. Discovery topics are chosen to create a fun and exciting learning environment and our day moves quickly along as children are actively engaged in the learning process.  My class is a blended use of child guided and structured time. Children grow intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically as I incorporate perspective widening activities using science, social studies, math, music, literature, arts, pretend and movement. 

 
 
 
 

QE9A6036-2Meagan Hofmeister – Preschool Teacher

 
My name is Ms. Meagan and I’m excited to begin learning with you in this New Year!  I love learning and I think it’s best to learn while we play and sing, dance and clap.  We’ll have great times discovering dinosaurs, studying bugs and springtime, and learning how to keep our teeth healthy and our bodies full of energy.
I’ve been a teacher for 10 years, and I have two little children of my own—Roan is 5 and Asher is almost 3.  We have two dogs, one that’s big and one that’s little. And we have seven chickens! Our chickens love to run around our garden and chase bugs.  As a family, we like to play games, take walks in the woods, and read books.
I’m so excited to have fun learning with you.  I love being in the classroom; it’s such an excellent place to play and learn with one another.  I can’t wait to meet each one of you and learn all about the things you like to do in the classroom!
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Robin Stephenson – Teachers Aide

 

Hi!  My name is Robin Stephenson and I’m the Teacher’s Aide.  This is my thirteenth year here at Little Lambs.  We moved here fourteen years ago from Michigan where I was born and raised.  I have two sons, 18 &19 years old and two stepsons, 31 & 35 years old.  I like to go shopping, bake, hiking, and traveling!  I do various jobs here.  I enjoy putting up the children’s artwork because you get to see things through their eyes!  I feel I have been blessed with this job, working for a great school.