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 nine years. We have a daughter named Fiona who is almost 6 years old and will be attending kindergarten here at Vanderhoof this year! My son Sutton is 2 and a half years old and a very happy and curious toddler that loves dinosaurs and playing with his sister. We also have two dogs named Sullivan and Stella. 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 eighth year teaching kindergarten and my second year teaching at Vanderhoof! I love the Vanderhoof community and am looking forward to getting to know all the new kindergarten 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

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




Missy Vais

Hello!! My name is Missy Vais and I am SO excited to be your Kindergarten teacher this year! Teaching is an absolute passion of mine! I am so excited to work with you and your child! It's going to be a year full of fun, learning and lots of adventure and I can't wait to see what the year has in store for us! I thought you might like to know a little bit about me.

I am married to my wonderful husband, Danny . We have three children Cooper, Brody and Maddie. I also have two Goldendoodles at home who we adore, Izzy and Berkley! I enjoy all things sports and being with my family and friends.!

I have lived in Arvada my whole life and had the wonderful privilege of attending our very own Vanderhoof Elementary!

I graduated with a Bachelor 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.

This is my 17th year of teaching, and 13th year in Kindergarten. I absolutely love teaching Kindergarten! It is my mission to instill a love for learning in my students.

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

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Favorites:

Food: Mexican

Movie: The Notebook

Book: Anything written by Mo Willems

Color: Pink

Drink: Sweetened Sunjoy from Chick Fil' A

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