This summer we will get to know nine of our teachers and three administrators as well all enjoy a beautiful summer in West Michigan! Please join us each week as we learn about their friends and families and how they plan to spend their summers recharging!
This week we are getting to know Curriculum Director, Kristy Rogalla. Kristy is married to Aron and they have three children, 5 year old Kendall and Carson and 2 year old Collin
Please share a favorite childhood memory.
My favorite childhood memories center around spending time with family. I am the oldest in my family of two brothers and one sister. Every summer we would go camping together. We would stay in a tent and loved to spend time at Silver Lake. The best parts of our trips were spending time at the beach, having campfires and enjoying the town. We would look forward to this time every summer! Now that I have three kids of my own, we spend time camping each summer trying to build these same fun memories. I hope camping becomes one of my kids favorite childhood memories as well.
What’s on your summer reading list?
It would be great to be able to enjoy an easy summer read! Most likely my summer reading list will include Dr. Suess and books about Legos, sea creatures, fire trucks and princesses…. all favorites of my kids! In addition, I hope to read a few professional books about curriculum and other areas in education.
What is a favorite summer travel destination and why?
Other than camping somewhere near water, my family enjoys spending time in Grand Haven walking the board walk and watching the musical fountain, shopping in Sagatuck, and visiting family in Ludington. As you can see, anywhere we can have fun in the sun and spend time together tends to be our favorite!
What does the beginning of the school year mean to you?
The beginning of the school year is one of the most exciting times of the year! To me the beginning of the year means a fresh start. We are fortunate in education to have the opportunity to start every fall with anticipation and excitement for what the journey through another school year might hold. It is a time to reflect upon the past, be excited about what the future holds, and be ready to make a difference in the lives of students. The beginning of the year is a key time to build new relationships and help students become passionate and excited about learning! Anything is possible as you begin the school year and it is incredible to watch kids grow!