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Kari Gillespie

I am super excited to be in my 7th year at Lincoln Heights and in a new role this year. I have been teaching for 16 years and I continue to love every minute of seeing kids grow and making connections with families. I have taught everything from 1st grade to 5th over the past years and this year get to work with all grade levels and teachers to integrate our environmental theme into lessons daily. I come from Colorado where we spend a lot of time outside and I love being able to bring outdoor experiences inside and take classes outside. I have been married for 15 years and have 3 children-Noah, Lucas, and Emma. Noah is now in high school but attended Lincoln Hights, Lucas is finishing his elementary school adventure this year and Emma gets to experience Kindergarten this year! I love seeing them experience all the wonder our school has to offer. When I'm not at school, we love to be outside playing any sport, crafting, or in the kitchen baking or cooking. Hope to see you soon and remember a new day is a new adventure!