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Kelly VanMoorlehem

1st Grade Teacher

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Educational History

BS Elementary Education, Metropolitan State University

BA Biology, University of MN

Why I Choose to Work at Nova

I love the focus that Nova puts on our students becoming lifelong learners. I believe that the attitudes towards learning that students develop when they are young will stay with them throughout their lives.


I love to travel, camp, hike, waterski, garden  and spend time with my two children.

Favorite Author/Thinker/Historical Figure

John Muir / Benjamin Franklin / Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Favorite Books
My favorite books to share with first graders are The Lorax” by Dr.Seuss and “Where the Sidewalk Ends” by Shel Silverstein.

Favorite Work of Art
The Starry Night – van Gogh

Personal Motto/Favorite Quote

“Talk doesn’t cook rice.”  – Chinese Proverb 

“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.”  – John Muir