Janelle Kimpston

Janelle Kimpston Orange Elementary

Janelle Kimpston
Orange Elementary

Subject and Grade Level: Kindergarten Teacher

Hobbies/Interests: I love to bike, enjoy weekly workouts at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex, and like to sing.

Family Members: Mom: Edith; Sister (and best friend!): Juanita; Pets: Angel, an 8-year old Teacup Shih Tzu

The Thing You Find Most Challenging About Teaching: Getting everything accomplished that I feel I need to by the end of the year. There never seems to be enough time!

Best Tip for New Teachers: Never be afraid to ask questions or to ask for help. These things are a sign of strength and will only make you a better educator.

Advice for Students: Believe in yourself, just as I believe in you.

What Being a Gold Star Teacher Means To You: I’m incredibly humbled and honored. I simply am a representative for the thousands of other outstanding teachers in our wonderful profession. I personally have had so many wonderful mentors/teachers who have taught me so much in my journey as an educator. I try to share that knowledge with my students and hope that I will have touched their lives as much as they have touched mine.