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S-4 - Brenda
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S-5 - Bonny
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S-6 - Helen
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S-9 (Intern'l) - Hank
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SM-01 In Town Ron
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SM-02 In Town Darriel
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SM-03 In Town Dave
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SM-04 In Town Kevin
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SM-05 In Town Danielle
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SM-09 In Town Debbie J
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SM-14 In Town Corrine
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SM-15 In Town Chelsea
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SM-16 In Town Candess
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SM-01 - Ron K
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SM-02 - Darriel
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SM-03 - Dave
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SM-04 - Kevin
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SM-05 - Danielle
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SM-06 - Nicola
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SM-07 - Tracy C
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SM-08 - Adriana
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SM-09 - Debbie J
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SM-10 - Lori
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SM-11 - Fred
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SM-12 - Lesley
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SM-13 - Marilyn
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SM-14 - Corrine
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SM-15 - Chelsea
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SM-16 - Candess
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Deanna Kooistra

Teachers - 3B

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Biography

Hello! I’m Deanna Kooistra.

While I always loved school, I actually had no intention of becoming a teacher when I went to university.  While growing up I was often the student for my sister, the teacher, and it was never very fun!  While attending the University of Calgary I took some initial teaching classes and was hooked, completing my Bachelor of Education in 1993.  I was fortunate enough to start working in Golden Hills right away filling in for maternity leaves and then securing a position teaching Kindergarten at Central Bow Valley.   In 1998, I transferred to Westmount, continuing to teach Kindergarten.  In 2006 an opportunity to teach grade three became available and I moved into that position.

My teaching philosophy is simple. I believe in making learning authentic and meaningful by offering as many experiences as possible.  While no one will remember a worksheet they did in Grade 3, it’s my hope that real-life experiences will have a lasting impact.  If you can make a child believe school is fun and interesting, you’ve likely succeeded in encouraging a lifelong love of learning in them, which is the greatest thing any teacher can do.

I am married to Clarence and we have two daughters, who attended Westmount Elementary.  We live on a small farm outside of Strathmore.  In my spare time, I enjoy reading, cooking, and travelling.

 

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

- Albert Einstein