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Mrs. Kem

Room 8 is great!
I am the teacher in the Extended Resource Room (ERR) at Ponderosa Elementary. I work with 6 great paraprofessionals-Miss Angela, Miss Melanie, Miss Sharon, Miss Diana, Miss Monica and Mrs. Brunello (Ms. Nello). 
This is my  sixth year at Ponderosa. I previously worked in the Nampa School District as a special educator. Prior to moving to Idaho in 2007, I lived in Missoula, Montana for 8 years. I have been working with individuals with disabilities for  over 13 years. I am a big advocate of encouraging as much independence as possible for all students.
I graduated from the University of Montana (UM) in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I also have a Special Education endorsement from UM. I will be graduated Northwest Nazarene University with a Masters in Special Education in May 2015.  
I have been married to Floyd for 8 years. Together, we have a son named Keiran, who was born in December 2014.