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A Taste of

Kindergarten

2019/20 Kindergarten Students & Parents

  • Meet the Kindergarten Teachers & Principals
  • Tour the Building
  • Participate in an Activity in Each Kindergarten Classroom
  • Learn How You Can be Involved
  • Enjoy Pizza!

Tuesday March 5th, 2019 at Richardson from 5:30-6:30pm

Shelly Hoenig

Mrs. Hoenig | Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Hoenig is a native of Fort Madison, Iowa. She attended Denmark Elementary as a child and grew up in the Fort Madison Community School District. She then went on to pursue her Bachelors in Education from WIU. After graduating from WIU Mrs. Hoenig started her teaching career in August of 1991. Her teaching started back where her education journey began, at Denmark Elementary. Although Denmark Elementary has been discontinued, Mrs. Hoenig continued her journey with the Fort Madison Community School District. Mrs. Hoenig has taught Kindergarten, first grade and second grade at Richardson Elementary during her 27 years with FMCSD. She has also received her masters degree from UMSL and an ELL endorsement from Morningside College.

Mrs. Hoenig loves what she does and enjoys getting to experience something different everyday. She finds the “awe haw” moment so rewarding when working with her students. Mrs. Hoenig is excited about the positive changes in the FMCSD and her future students.

Today, Mrs. Hoenig teaches Kindergarten at Richardson Elementary. She has one 20 year old son, Heath, and three dogs named Slugger, Guinness, and Cupcake.

Favorites:

Hobby: Bowling & Hanging with the Girls

Snack: Snickers & Sugar Cookies

Animal: Flamingo

Color: Pink

Fun Fact: Mrs. Hoenig’s first job was driving an ice cream truck through town. It was called The Circus Wagon.

Dawn Johnson

Mrs. Johnson | Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Johnson is from Kahoka, MO. She graduated from WIU with a Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in psychology. Mrs. Johnson has a Master’s degree in Reading and Literacy from Walden University. She also earned National Board Certification in Early Childhood generalist. Mrs. Johnson has been teaching for 22 years and for 15 years with FMCSD.

Mrs. Johnson finds so many joys from teaching. She feels blessed to live out her dream of becoming a kindergarten teacher. She absolutely loves teaching at this age. Mrs. Johnson strives to engage her student through meaningful activities and lessons while ensuring all students are learning the curriculum. She finds it to be so rewarding when a student learns something new or they “get” a concept for the first time. Her classroom becomes a family who support one another. She loves that her and her students can enjoy each other, laugh with each other, and learn and grow together. Mrs. Johnson is excited about meeting her new family and helping them reach their highest potential!

Today she lives in Fort Madison, Iowa with her husband, Tony Johnson. He is a pipefitter and Head Girls Basketball Coach for HTC. Together they have two daughter, Auybriana and Olivia. They are both currently pursuing degrees in education. Mrs. Johnson and her husband also have three fur babies, Baby, Sophie, and Riley. They enjoy their snuggle time!

Favorites:

Hobby: She likes working outside with her flowers, swimming, and of course reading! Amazon makes frequent visits to her house.

Snack: Almonds

Animal: She loves her fur babies…but dolphins are a close second

Color: Purple

Fun Fact: Mrs. Johnson was a lifeguard, lived in a platform tent an entire summer working at Girl Scout Camp and while there kissed a dolphin…twice!

Kristy Woodley

Mrs. Woodley | Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Woodley is from West Branch, Iowa. She graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College with a BA in Elementary Education with a reading endorsement. Mrs. Woodley has been teaching for 18 years and for 16 years with FMCSD. She loves the light in a child’s eyes when they learn something new. Mrs. Woodley says, “this is the most gratifying job in the world…especially kindergarten because we get to get kiddos and build them from the ground up!” She looks forward to meeting new kiddos every year! Mrs. Woodley loves that she gets to make 18-22 new friends every year.

Mrs. Woodley loves spending time with her family. She has two step children (Clayton and Courtney) as well as 3 dogs and a barn cat.

Favorites:

Hobby: Family time & any outdoor activity!

Snack: Peanut butter M&M’s & Reese’s peanut butter cups

Animal: Dog

Color: Blue

Fun Fact: Mrs. Woodley grew up on a farm in eastern Iowa and at one time, her grandparents had the largest chicken egg operation in the state of Iowa.

If you live east of 18th Street your child will attend Lincoln, if you live west of 18th Street your child will attend Richardson. Richardson’s Taste of Kindergarten will be on Tuesday, March 5th from 5:30-6:30pm at Richardson. Lincoln’s Taste of Kindergarten will be on Thursday, March 7th from 5:30-6:30pm at Lincoln. We ask that you go to the school your child will attend. 

Richardson Elementary School Principal

ADRIAN MCKAY | adrian.mckay@fmcsd.org

Mr. McKay is from Belize City, Belize. He lived there until he was 8. He then moved to Barbados and lived there until age 11. The summer before 6th grade, when Mr. McKay was turning 12, he moved to the U.S. Today Mr. McKay and his family live in Fort Madison. He is married with one child and 2 tiny pups.

Mr. McKay graduated from Western Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in special education K-12. He later obtained his masters in educational policy and leadership from the University of Iowa. Mr. McKay started teaching in 2008 and has started his first year in administration as the principal of Richardson Elementary. McKay enjoys learning and loves to see a “love of learning” from the kids. He is very excited to continue to contribute to the overall success of FMCSD and all those FMCSD serves.



Favorites:

Hobby: Exercising, Music, & Reading

Snack: Smartfood White Cheddar Popcorn

Animal: Enjoys them all!

Color: Neutral Colors

 

Fun Fact: Mr. Mckay loves NPR!

Adrian McKay

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The Fort Madison Community School District consists of two elementary schools, Lincoln Elementary and Richardson Elementary. These two elementary schools provide opportunity for young students to come learn and grow. Not only do students perform well academically, they are also taught social and life skills that help propel them to succeed in all areas of their lives.

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