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Kelly Grote

Hello, my name is Kelly Grote.  I graduated from Otterbein in 1985.  After teaching for four years, I took some time off from teaching when we had our daughter.  I kept involved with teaching by working at Otterbein's Community Reading Clinic.  I have been a teacher at St. Paul's since 1997.  I taught in first grade for the first five years. Then in 2002, I moved to kindergarten.   


My husband, Jack, and I live in Galena.  We have a daughter that graduated from St. Paul's, St. Francis DeSales, and the University of Dayton.  She is married, resides in Westerville, and is employed as a graphic designer.

Welcome to St. Paul's Kindergarten!  The beginning of the kindergarten year always brings excitement to students, parents, and teachers alike.  I am very excited about the many learning activities your child will be involved in this year.  As your child’s teacher, I invite you to become a partner in these experiences by asking about your child's day, checking your child’s backpack for papers, and communicating often with me.  Together we can help your little one adjust to a new school, schedule, environment, and peer relationships. 

Your child is a special gift from God.  I will guide your child gently and consistently to help with spiritual, academic, and social growth.  Thank you for sharing your child with me!



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Orientation Packet/Handbook  
Meet the Teacher Power Point                                                                                                                                              

I Can Standards for ELA and Math
Content Standards for Religion, Science, Social Studies, Health