My name is Kristine Swier and I am thrilled to be working with you and your family for the 2017 -2018 school year! This will be a very special year in your child’s education and I am looking forward to sharing it with you.  I am very excited to be teaching my second year at Kingsland Elementary, my fifth year in education.
 
I would love to share a little information about myself.  I attended Winona State University where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  During this time I also got my minor in Child Advocacy. During my time in Winona, I spent 5 years as a PCA, and DSP for a local company. After college I spent 3 years in the Title One program in Lanesboro, MN.

In 2011, I married my husband, Riley Swier and four years later we had a baby girl, Orah, who is our biggest joy! On weekends we spend many hours chasing her around, teaching her about the world, taking her to the zoo, pool, gardens, parks, and anything else outdoors in nature.  In my non-Orah free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going out on the boat, playing board games, reading a good book, hiking, swimming, and traveling.

My mission as an educator is to establish the best possible learning environment for my students, instilling the love of learning in them.  I believe in using strategies in my teaching that will help make learning more meaningful, purposeful, and lasting. I will guide your child to become a critical thinker, problem solver, and lifelong learner in this ever-changing world.  My goal for children is for them to succeed in all that they do and enjoy the adventures they encounter along the way. That is truly my passion!



Contact: Mrs. Kristine Swier