Hello, my name is Lesley Cantrell and I am excited to be your child’s Kindergarten teacher and I am thrilled to be at Parmalee! We are going to have so much fun learning, laughing and exploring this year! I truly love teaching and can’t imagine doing any other profession.
I received my Elementary degree from the University of Idaho. For the past 16 years, I have been working with primary children as a Kindergarten teacher, K-2 Reading and Math Interventionist, and Preschool teacher. This will be my sixth year teaching Kindergarten. I am certified in Elementary Education grades K-6.
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and moved here from Idaho 19 years ago. I have a daughter who just graduated from the University of Idaho and a daughter who will be in 8th grade. When I’m not teaching I enjoy gardening, being outdoors, kayaking, crafts, and spending time with my family and our sweet adopted dog, Daisy.
I understand that you and your child may have excitement and/or apprehension for the upcoming school year. I hope this web page will let you know what to expect in Kindergarten and answer any questions you may have. I look forward to working with you and your child this school year. My goal is to instill the love for learning and provide a nurturing and supportive environment for all children.
Cantrell’s Daily Schedule
(Music M, Art T,TH, PE W,F)
1:00-1:15 Read Aloud/Rest
1:15 -1:45 SS/Science
1:45-2:45 Reading Rotations
2:45-3:25 Literacy/Wordly Wise/Discovery Time
3:25 Pack Up