Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Balda

I love teaching Kindergarten here at Christie Elementary!  Not only will we all become smarter together, these students learn how to become great friends, citizens, and leaders.  In Kindergarten we learn to the read (even with expression!), we learn to share and play fair, how to be a good friend, how to be organized and clean up, how to take ownership, use our manners, how to stay as clean as possible, eat in the lunchroom, enjoy snack time, be creative, speak in front of a class, own our mistakes and learn from them, become scientists, mathematicians, understand some our history, we read awesome books that can teach us lessons, have so much FUN, and the list goes on!  All these thing are essential life skills and I love being part of their process of learning them!  We are a team and a family, and do all we can do to help each other out and make each other better!
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, going to my boys' sports events, playing golf and tennis, and traveling.
Degrees and Certifications:
University of North Texas
EC-6 Generalist, ESL Supplemental, Science of Reading