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Señora Kristin Batchelor
Me llamo Señora Batchelor and I am very excited to be teaching Spanish at Irmo Elementary!
I am currently in my final year of the PACE program for teaching certification and my third year of teaching Spanish in District 5. Prior to teaching full time, I spent a lot of time substitute teaching and volunteering at IES. In fact, I was chosen as the IES and District 5's Elementary School Volunteer of the year for 2016-2017. I love working with children! I come from a family of educators.
I graduated a long time ago from Brigham Young University with a degree in Print Journalism and minors in English and Classical Civilizations. (My original dream was to write for Sports Illustrated.) After graduation, I spent 18 months as a missionary in Argentina and then another 2 1/2 years working in a beach resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. Next, I taught middle school Spanish for a year as a permanent substitute. After that, I got the travel bug and worked for an airline for 12 years. I was able to travel the world (32 countries so far) and learned to appreciate other cultures. I left the workforce for several years in order to be a stay at home mom.
I live in Irmo with my husband, David, who is a high school choir director in Richland 2 and our two amazing kids who attend District 5 schools. When I'm not teaching, I like watching college football, reading great books and spending time with my kids.