I am Kim Hett, and this is my 22nd year teaching in Andover, the best public school system in Kansas! I am married and have two children; Gehrig and Gracie. Our dog, Buddy, joined our family in 2008.
My career began in 1994, teaching third grade at Andover Intermediate School. At that time we only had one K-5 school. As Andover began growing, due to the wonderful schools, the buildings grew as well! I spent the next eleven years teaching third grade. Five of those years, as I began having children of my own, I was fortunate enough to have a job-share situation. I taught third grade part time. That was when my love for writing intensified. Upon speaking with my administrator about the need for a writing coach at our elementary school, I created that position, with Board approval. For the next three years, I taught first through fifth grades writing lessons and coached teachers along with providing professional development. I now serve on the state writing committee.
For the next two years, I was an Elementary Academic Coach. This position allowed me to coach teachers in various instructional strategies, and go into kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms modeling lessons in all subject areas as well as cooperative learning all over our district.
Now, this is my sixth year with Andover eCademy! I jumped at this opportunity to reach many different students from around the state and invite them to Andover! Pearson will provide a rigorous curriculum, and I’ll be there to assist students and their families with lessons, activities and prepare students for Kansas expectations as well. I look forward to a wonderful year with you!