Third Graders ROCK!! My name is Kari Gonzales and I love the enthusiasm and love-for-learning third graders bring every day! This is my 18th year of teaching, and my 16th year at Cotton Creek Elementary School. During my years of service, I’ve taught 4th grade, 3rd/4th split, and third grade.
I received my BA in Elementary Education and Psychology from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Later I received my Masters in Literacy from University of Northern Colorado and spent 2 years as a Reading Interventionist. Now that I’m back in the classroom, I never grow tired of witnessing great thoughts and dreams being accomplished every day by 8 and 9 year olds transitioning from the primary grades into the intermediate grades! These moments are truly amazing!