With my daughter moving on to Key Peninsula Middle School this fall, I wanted to extend my thanks to all the teachers and staff at Minter Creek Elementary that guided her from kindergarten to the young woman she has become. I want to thank her teachers: Mrs. McCourt, Miss Colescott and Shawna Olson. Her third-grade teacher, Amanda Hefa, spent hours one-on-one with Kara via computer during the pandemic.
I especially want to thank Dawn Barnes, the specialist who taught Kara to read and went on to foster her love of reading and writing in both the fourth and fifth grades. The staff, headed by Principal Todd Hering, was also important in Kara’s development, including Michael Huseby and Tara Bows in the office. Paraeducator Alicia Kile also worked extensively one-on-one with my daughter with great success.
I would recommend Minter Creek to all parents in our community as a safe and fun place for a child to learn and grow.
John Pat Kelly, Wauna
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