Welcome to K-2! I have had the honor of 12 years in the Special Education field. The 2019-20 marks my 12th year, and I am thrilled to be a member of the Santee School District.

Southern Arizona was my home for many years until I moved to San Diego in 2010. Although it was a difficult for me to leave all my family behind, I sought out for a new adventure and instantly fell in love with San Diego. I am a proud mother to an intelligent and beautiful young woman named Sam. She lives in the Los Angels area, and enjoys a extraordinary career as a flight attendant for United Airlines. Thus, providing us the opportunity to travel the world! We are proud mama's to a 15 year old Chihuahua named Cheeks.

I am delighted to be one of your child's first teachers on their educational journey. The classroom is a magical place; children gain strategies to become creative thinkers, make responsible choices, make decisions in their learning activities, and build confidence.

I believe young children learn best when adults are mindful of the "whole child". By doing so, social, emotional, physical, cognitive and sensory needs are nurtured through developmentally appropriate activities. I value each child's individuality and cherish the opportunity to nurture the skills each of my students need to be successful.

I believe each child can reach their potential when given a warm, fun, and caring environment to grow and learn. I believe in instilling a love for learning and mutual respect. "What happens in Kindergarten/1st Grade lasts a life time."

Below are the items that we use frequently in the class and could replenish them regularly.

Art & Sensory Supplies:

  • Shaving Cream
  • Sensory Sand
  • Beans/Rice/Pasta/Lentils
  • Playdough
  • Chalk

Classroom pantry:

  • Baby wipes
  • Hand santizer
  • Kleenex
  • Velcro
  • Paper towels
  • Ziploc bags (all sizes)
  • Disinfecting wipes/disinfecting spray

Any donations of used books, games, toys, and gift cards to Barnes and Noble, Target, Amazon, Michaels, or Lakeshore stores are always welcomed.

Thank you in advance for your help. Your generosity is highly appreciated!

Ms. Kaas

[email protected] | 619.956.4522