MRS. KOOIKER

Welcome to Mrs. Kooiker’s 2nd grade classroom.  I’ve taught at Iowa Valley my entire teaching career.  I’ve loved getting to know my students and this community.  I feel my mission in teaching is to help all students reach their educational goals.

I was educated at UNI where I received my BA degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Reading and a minor in Spanish.  I completed a Master Degree at U of I in K-12 Reading.  I’ve continued my education with post graduate work.

I have always looked forward to exploring new places.  I was a summer Foreign Exchange student living with my host family in Argentina.  I also had an International Teaching Fellowship in Australia for a year.  As the lead teacher in 2nd grade Social Studies I’ve found my travels to be very helpful.
I enjoy spending time with my stepsons Lance, Evan, Aaron and families.  This year is my 42nd year at Iowa Valley.  I begin each year with excitement and enthusiasm.