Katie Bushma

 

Katie joined us in late January, 2021, as our early kindergarten / kindergarten teacher, when Arielle Lane accepted a job directing a preschool.  Katie hit the ground running.  She also splits her time doing some classes for grades 1 & 2. Katie has our young students learning reading, writing, phonics, social studies, and science, even writing poetry.

Katie holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from New Mexico State University, with a minor in psychology, a perfect combination.  She did her student teaching in several different preschools, summer camps, and day-care centers, and did substitute teaching in the Las Cruces Public Schools.  She has a history of volunteering in the community. She has a command of phonics, which is crucial for teaching our youngest students.  She also has CPR certification and, like all our other teachers, has an FBI background check.