Staff Profile: Kathleen Young

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This week, we caught up with our wonderful Transitional Kindergarten Lead teacher, Kathleen Young. Read on to find out about her very, very large family! 

1. How long have you lived in the Bay Area, where did you come from and what brought you here?

I've lived in the Bay Area for almost 8 years. I am originally from Phoenix, Arizona and I moved here because my sister and her husband lived here for work and I always enjoyed visiting them. I bought a one-way flight and the rest is history!

2. What is your role at Hausner and how long have you been here?

I am the Transitional Kindergarten Lead Teacher, and this is my fourth year at Hausner. 

3. What was the highlight of your working week?

We started Writer's Workshop this week, and Amy [Amy Brown, TK Assistant Teacher] and I were astounded at how much progress they made in three days. We even have a few students writing sentences. Wow!! 

4. What do you do when you're not at work?

I like to spend time with my boyfriend and two dogs, work out with friends and I love to cook and bake!

5. What do you think you would do if you weren't a teacher?

I've wanted to be a teacher since I was in sixth grade, but there was a time period where I thought I might want to be a chef. 

6. Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

I have seven sisters and one brother and 15 nieces and nephews! There is never a dull moment in my family.

7. What is your favorite Hebrew word/phrase?

Kol Hakavod—it seems to really perk the students up and I feel like it's such a genuine phrase. 


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