Welcome back to Palombi!
Hello! My name is Kaitlin Koenig and I will be your Social Studies, Science or LEAD teacher this school year. I am very excited to start my second year at Palombi! At Palombi, I coach soccer, track, run the Sign Langauge Club, Ski/Snowboarding Club and oragnize Rollerskating/blading trips. I graduated from Illinois State University in the Spring of 2017 where I earned my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. Currently, I am working on getting my masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on English as a Second Language learners.
Learning is a passion of mine and I hope to inspire you to love it as well! To continue my passion for learning, this past Spring I obtained my Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician License and have been able to work for a private ambulance company and work events such as Lollapalooza, and the International Socer Cup. Other than continuing my own formal education, I love to learn new/try new things. This summer I was fortunate to obtain my Scuba Diver certification, go Skydiving, meet dogs that race in the Iditarod, Zip-line over the Continental Divide, horseback ride through the Rocky Mountains and much more. Pushing your self to learn/experience new things is key in my opinion!
Continuing to learn, always showing kindness and always striving to push yourself is a big part of my life and something I strive to do everyday. This idea means so much to me in fact, it was the main focal point of my college Commencement Speech! Below you can check it out and other inspiring words and messages!
Miss Koenig's Commencement Speech:
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education with endorsements in Science, Social Studies and Language Arts As of Spring of 2020:Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in English as a Second Language Students