Alyssa Kinghorn

My name is Alyssa Kinghorn and I am so excited to become a part of your student’s education! Teaching is an absolute passion of mine and kindergarten is such a special year and I feel so fortunate to be a part of it. It’s going to be a year full of fun, learning and lots of adventures! I thought before we start our new year together I would tell you a little bit about myself.

I am a Colorado native and grew up in the Golden area. I have been married to my wonderful husband Adam for almost eight years. We have a daughter named Fiona who is almost 5 years old and loves to sing, dance and play dress up! In January of 2020 our family grew when we welcomed our son Sutton into the world! He is now 1 and a half years old and a very happy and curious toddler that loves to climb and play with his sister. We also have a dog named Sullivan and a cat named Yoda. In 2014, I graduated from Metropolitan State University where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and a minor in Early Childhood Education.

This is my seventh year teaching kindergarten and my first year teaching at Vanderhoof! I am so excited to be joining the Vanderhoof community and looking forward to getting to know all the wonderful families.

I absolutely love to teach and learn new things and it is my goal to instill a love for learning in all of my students. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns; I feel it is truly important to keep an open line of communication. I look forward to getting to know you and your student this year!


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Favorites:

Food: Pickles

Movie: Monsters, Inc.

Book: The Book With No Pictures

Color: Purple

Drink: Vanilla Latte and Chai

Season: Summer

Sports: Hiking

Fast Food: Chick Fil' A

Singer: Paul Simon

Hobby: Cooking (Still Learning :)

Subject: Reading

Store: World Market

Dessert: Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

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Feel free to contact me at:

alyssa.kinghorn@jeffco.k12.co.us

Office: (303) 982-2744

VM (303) 982-2746



Missy Vais

Hello!! My name is Mrs. Vais and I was born and raised here in Arvada, CO where I live with my husband Danny and three children Cooper, Brody and Maddie. I enjoy all things sports and being with my family and friends.!

I taught Special Education for 4 years and this will be my 12th year teaching Kindergarten. Being an Arvada native I attended our very own Vanderhoof Elementary and am thrilled to be here teaching at my alma mater!!

I graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education from University of Northern Colorado. I also received my Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from University of Colorado at Denver.

I am SO excited to embark on another year of teaching your sweet children and am thrilled to meet each and everyone of them!!

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Favorites:

Food: Mexican

Movie: The Notebook

Book: Anything written by Mo Willems

Color: Pink

Drink: Peach Iced Tea

Season: Summer

Sports: Baseball and Basketball

Fast Food: Chick Fil' A

Singer: Luke Combs

Hobby: Working Out

Subject: Reading

Store: Target

Dessert: Cookies

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Feel free to contact me at:

missy.vais@jeffco.k12.co.us

Office: (303) 982-2744

VM (303) 982-2746

Mrs. Laurita

Our treasured retired 2nd grade teacher will be back for the remainder of the school year in kindergarten.

mlaurita@jeffco.k12.co.us