All About Mrs. Konietzko!Welcome to my 31st year teaching in the Marshall Public Schools! Until a couple years ago I had spent all of them in Kindergarten except seven years ago when I was in first grade for the second half of a two-year loop. I am lucky enough to be able to spend two years with the same children!I am a graduate of Marshall Public Schools. After high school I attended and graduated from Southwest State University with a degree in Elementary Education and Kindergarten. I began teaching 3rd/4th grade in Cottonwood, Minnesota followed by a year of teaching 2nd/3rd grade in the Brooten Elementary School in Brooten, Minnesota. My husband and I returned to Marshall in 1986 when I began teaching Kindergarten at East Side Elementary. I moved to Park Side when it opened in January 1989. I obtained my Master's Degree in Elementary Education with a reading specialty from the University of Minnesota in 1990.I have been married to Todd for 31 years. He works for Schwans. I have two children, Paul who graduated SDSU and majored in Sociology, and Amy, an Elementary Education graduate from Augustana College. She now teaches at Lynd Public School as a Kindergarten teacher! She is married to Kyle Barker who works for Olson and Johnson and is in the Minnesota Army National Guard! The true rulers of our household, however, is our furry cat Simon and Amy's cat Henry and dog Hailey! When I'm not spending time with the children in my classroom, I enjoy reading, walking, scrapbooking, music, and spending time with my family.