About Mrs. Gunderson
Welcome to Kindergarten! I am very excited to get to you and your child this school year. This is my 8th year teaching Kindergarten. I have taught all 8 years in Harrisonville.
Hometown: Pleasant Hill, MO
Graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 2000
Graduated from Central Missouri State University in 2005
Bachelor of Science in Education
Major: Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Pleasant Hill Primary Child Care- daycare teacher (2000-2005)
Pleasant Hill School District- substitute (2003-2005)
Harrisonville School District-student teaching in Kindergarten and 2nd grade (Spring 2005)
Harrisonville School District- Kindergarten teacher (2005-present)
Things I enjoy doing:
I love spending time with my family and friends.I enjoy cooking and finding new recipes. Also, I like going to Starlight, camping, watching movies, NASCAR events, shopping and traveling places with my friends and family.
I live in Pleasant Hill, Missouri with my husband Kyle , our dog Tank and our cat Tigger. Kyle and I were married on April 30, 2011. My parents are John and Janet Berry. My parents reside in Pleasant Hill, too! I have two older brothers, John and Jeremy. My brothers reside in Pleasant Hill, too. My brother John and his wife Amy have two sons, Johnnie and Dylan. My brother Jeremy has two sons, Hunter and Turner.
Beliefs of Teaching
I believe every child needs the opportunity to express themselves creatively. Our days are filled with academics but I hope your child can show their dreams and creativity in those projects. I dare your child to dream to be creative. (Think outside of that box) I believe in having a structured day. I follow the BIST behavior plan in my classroom. BIST allows the student to think about what happen, when they are ready, and how are they going to fix their problem. I believe in being a community. We are a family unit. Lastly, I believe in your child, you, and our school district. I believe it takes all of those things to help your child grow andlearn.