Miss Kristin

Welcome to Pre-K

A little about me...

My name is Kristin Grove and I teach ECFE and 4/5 year old Pre-K classes. I live here in Morris with my husband, Tim, and my three children. This will be my 6th year at Morris Area Pre-K-ECFE! I truly enjoy watching my students make friends, discover something new, and learn through PLAY!

I have been teaching children for 19 years (give or take a few)! I grew up in Rapid City (SD) and graduated from SDSU (Human Development and Child/Family Services) and the University of Sioux Falls (Elementary Education).

I enjoy family time, watching sporting events, reading, chocolate and coffee, going for walks, and being able to do what I love....TEACH!

Kristin Grove



Classroom Staff

Lorie Hansen

My name is Lorie. I went to St. Cloud Technical College and Wadena Technical college for Early Childhood Education. I have been in my profession for 29 years and 17 years at the Morris PreK/ECFE program. I'm married to Ardyn who works at UPS. I have two grown girls, Bethany (who is married to John) and Nicole (21 yrs old). I like to fish, hunt, and go camping, but most of all, I love to spend time with my family and our dog, Bailey!

Naoko Soderberg

Hi! My name is Naoko Soderberg. I'm originally from Japan. I’ve worked for this program for 8 years, and have been enjoying it very much. Working with this age group is fun. I am fascinated with their energy and curiosity as well as their enthusiasm for learning. I'm very excited to be a member of this team. I hope it will be a great year for both you and your child.

Paula Hamm

My name is Paula Hamm. I live on a hobby farm 5 miles north of Morris with my husband Eric and our two children Emily and Sean. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and have worked with children for many years as a daycare provider and preschool teacher. I am excited to be an ECSE para in the preschool classrooms this year! I enjoy spending time with my family, taking long walks with my dog, chocolate and rainbows!

Martha Hanson

Hi, my name is Martha and I will be tutoring this year thru the Reading Corps program. I'm super excited for this role as I LOVE to read and play! I live in Morris with my husband Mike, and our 4 boys. My favorite activities include outdoor adventures (especially hiking, biking, and canoeing/kayaking) and reading (quietly to myself and out loud with kids)!