4 Year Old Kindergarten
|Hello and welcome to 4K! My name is Katy Riedel, and I am so grateful I get to be a part of the wonderful community here at Swallow School! This is my third year teaching 4K here at Swallow. I graduated from UW-Oshkosh in 2018, where I received my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and a Minor in Language Arts. After graduating I worked at before and after school programs, summer camp, and found my way to Swallow in 2019 as a long-term sub in kindergarten. After which I was fortunate to come back as the 4K teacher, where I have enjoyed my time ever since!
I am so glad I get the opportunity to be your child's first teacher here at Swallow School! In my 4K classroom, it is my goal to help our youngest Swallow learners explore the world around them through hands-on learning activities, stories, science, games, and play. I believe in the importance of creating a classroom environment where all students feel accepted, safe, and successful as individuals and learners.
Outside of school, I enjoy reading, crafting, camping, traveling to new places, and spending time with my family and friends. Currently, I live in the Hartford area with my husband, our two cats, and our dog.
I cannot wait to meet you and welcome you to 4K and to Swallow School!