Meet our JK Teacher – Mrs. Hoffman

How long have you been a teacher at Grace?

I am in my fifth year of teaching Junior Kindergarten. I started working at Grace in the church nursery 16 years ago. I later spent time as a paraprofessional in the Early Childhood Classrooms.

What do you love the most about teaching at Grace?

The families! We have an amazing group of families that make up our Grace home. It has been such a blessing getting to know each and every student, along with their families. We have developed relationships with these families that extend beyond our school walls.

What is the best word to describe Grace? Why did you chose that word?

Home. For me, Grace is home!

What is a unique experience, talent, or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?

I have had the privilege of working with children ages 2-6. I also have four children of my own. Having that experience in working with a variety of age ranges has helped me to gain a better understanding of how to best work with young children. While I have loved every opportunity that I have been blessed with, I know JK is where I my heart is.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of school?

Spending time with my family!

What is something that recently made you smile?

Pulling into work. As I pull in each morning, I get to see children walking in with their families. Seeing them and how happy they are brings a smile to my face.