Current Route Status

Strathmore In Town

S-01 Run 1 Danielle
On time
Updated: Jun 10 at 2:20 PM
S-02 Run 1 Jesse
On time
Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
S-02 Run 2 Jesse
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Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
S-03 Run 1 Brenda
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Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
S-03 Run 2 Brenda
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Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
S-04 Run 1 Jeanette
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Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
S-04 Run 2 Jeanette
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Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
S-05 Run 1 Bonny
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Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
S-05 Run 2 Bonny
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Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
S-06 Run 1 Darriel
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Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
S-06 Run 2 Darriel
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Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
S-07 Run 1 Susan
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Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
S-08 Run 1 Tracy V
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Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
S-08 Run 2 Tracy V
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Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
S-09 Run 1 Amber
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Updated: Sep 11 at 5:14 PM
S-10 International Run 1- Hank
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Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
S-11 Strive Tracy C
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Updated: Apr 3 at 3:30 PM

Strathmore Out of Town

SM-01 - Ron K
On time
Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
SM-02 - Suzie
On time
Updated: Sep 4 at 6:12 AM
SM-03 - Kevin
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Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
SM-04 - Nicola
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Updated: Jun 6 at 11:28 AM
SM-05 - Teresa
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Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
SM-06 - Adriana
On time
Updated: May 16 at 8:18 PM
SM-07 - Debbie J
On time
Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
SM-08 - Lori
On time
Updated: Apr 2 at 10:09 AM
SM-09 - Fred
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Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
SM-10 - Lesley
On time
Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
SM-11 - Marilyn
On time
Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
SM-12 - Vicki
On time
Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
SM-13 - Chelsea
On time
Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
SM-14 - Candess
On time
Updated: Feb 25 at 9:25 PM
Staff Directory |

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