I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to work at Ensign Learning Center for 10 years. I’ve taught 4th grade for 6 of those years. I am currently working towards getting my bachelors in teaching. Fourth grade is my favorite! We do fun hands on learning activities! My goal is to inspire and ignite a love of learning in each of my student’s hearts. Every student has individual strengths and limitless potential. My class follows strict policies that are designed to create a positive learning environment where they can achieve their full potential. I support my students and help them to face the challenges of 4th grade. I ensure that each of my students receive care and support to ask questions and achieve 100% mastery in the subjects we are learning this year.
My name is Heather Larsen and I have taught for 11+ years now. I’ve taught a few different grades at both Ensign and Jordan School District. This year I am extremely excited to be returning to Ensign and teaching 4th grade! I have completed my Bachelors in Elementary Education, my Masters in Curriculum Instruction and Design, Literacy certifications, as well as my ESL endorsement.
I absolutely love teaching! I believe that when given the correct tools every student can be successful in school. My goal as a teacher is to help each student get what they need to be successful and love learning. In my class it’s not just mine it’s OUR class and we are a family, we work together, learn together, celebrate each other’s successes, and take care of each other. I want every student to know they are loved and wanted at school. Learning is fun in our class, I design my lessons and classroom with the goal of making every student excited to come to school and want to be there every day.
For behavior management I use positive reinforcement as a way to manage behavior expectations I have set with the students. I keep an open line of communication with every parent so if an issue does occur we can work together to quickly resolve the issue.
Mary W. Kingston
I am really excited to be teaching for my third year as a fourth -grade teacher! I believe in creating a structured and disciplined yet an inviting learning environment that brings the spirit of the Lord. I encourage open communication and collaboration with parents to ensure each child's success. My teaching style focuses on creating a love for learning, sparking curiosity, and providing a thorough education. I strive to create a supportive classroom where every student can learn to work as a team. I would be honored to have the opportunity to be a positive influence in your child's life and education.
My name is Sister Katherine Michaelson. I have been teaching for 7 years and I absolutely love it. I feel so blessed to teach our students and be a part of helping them reach their success and potential in this work. Our school and the environment is a true blessing to be a part of. I enjoy building relationships with each and every student along with their parents and strive to help them be their best. I'm so excited for another year and look forward to meeting my new class!