Hello! My name is McKenzie Larson. I am grateful to have been teaching at Samuelson since 2019. I have been teaching Kindergarten the whole time being here which I couldn’t be happier about! I love seeing these little ones learn and grow throughout the year! I can’t wait for a year full of learning, fun and lots of laughs!
I graduated from Iowa State University with an Elementary Education degree. I am currently getting my master’s from Drake University in Culturally Responsive Teaching! When I’m away from school I love cheering on the Cyclones and the St. Louis Cardinals and spending time with my friends and family!
Hi, My name is Leanne Lewis. I have been teaching Kindergarten for my whole teaching career because it really is the best grade! Five of those years were in England, which is where I am originally from. I love teaching, helping my students grow, and seeing all the progression they make in their first year of school. I can’t wait to help each and every one of my students develop a love for learning and to discover new interests. When I am not at school, I love spending time with my husband and son. I love to travel, spend time outdoors, and sew!
Hello, my name is Rita Rasmussen and I a super excited to use my teaching experience with the kindergarteners at Samuelson. Working with young children is my love and passion and it is my “dream” job. It is my goal that each child entering the classroom will know that they have the potential to do great things. They will know that they are valued and loved. Let the journey of being a life long learner begin!