Hello! My name is Mrs. Lauren Kjono. I am the full day kindergarten teacher at Hillside Elementary. I am originally from Garrett County, Maryland. I recieved both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Frostburg State University. My teaching career began in Maryland. Then, my husband's military career provided me the opportunity to teach in Japan and California. We are now back on the east coast and making our roots in Northern Virginia. This is my 15th year in education and my 10th year teaching kindergarten. I live in Gainesville with my husband Eric and our two year old son Nathaniel.
Kindergarten holds a special place in my heart. The students' excitement for learning and their growth throughout the year is motivating for me as a teacher. This year your child will gain independence, interact with peers, learn how to read and write, think critically, and so much more. The full day kindergarten program will provide your child with many opportunities for hands on learning. Our classroom is a fun and safe learning environment where we will explore and grow together.
Please remember that you are an advocate for your child. I want to ensure that there is a collaborative bridge between home and school. The partnership between parents and teacher/school is essential for your child's academic success! If you ever have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to call or email me.
We are very lucky to have Mrs. Kelly Smit as our full day kindergarten teaching assistant. Mrs. Smit will be working closely with your child, every day.
Here's to a great year!!
Mrs. Lauren Kjono- click HERE to email me
and Mrs. Kelly Smit