Welcome to Kindergarten!

Welcome to Kindergarten! We are eager to begin an amazing year with you and your child. Kindergarten is a year full of exploration and curiosity. Students are given opportunities to explore their own interests and imaginations through role play, multi-sensory activities, and other targeted learning skills. Math and STEM are hands-on and inquiry-based, always starting with a question and encouraging students to ask questions of their own. Students in Kindergarten continue to strengthen and grow their reading skills with our Orton-Gillingham curriculum. This year, among a host of other subjects and skills, we will dive into addition and subtraction, historical figures, principles of engineering, gardening, and the solar system. We will be reading delightful stories within a wide range of genres, play math games, write personal narratives, and do art projects. And we will revel in the wonder of learning together. Kindergarten learners are full of hope and wonder, and so are we!

Jennifer Rauber

Jennifer Rauber enters her thirteenth year at Stevenson and her first year as Kindergarten teacher. She made the transition to Grade 1 after 22 years teaching Pre-Kindergarten. Prior to Stevenson, Jennifer taught at St. Angela’s and Ryan Ranch Children’s Center. She received her BA in Liberal Studies with a minor in teledramatic arts and technology from California State University–Monterey Bay. Jennifer is trained in the Orton-Gillingham Approach, the Feuerstein Method, Singapore Math, Tools of the Mind, and Toolbox. She has a passion for finding creative ways to make learning a fun and engaging experience. 

Jennifer is a native of the Monterey Peninsula. She lives in Marina with her husband, Chris, and two children, Ryan who is a Stevenson alum and Lauren who is currently attending  Stevenson as a Sophomore. Jennifer cherishes her time with family, soaking in nature’s beauty, and immersing herself in a good book.

Heidi Pratt

Heidi Pratt happily enters her third year at Stevenson along with her son Gianni (Grade 8) and her daughter Gemma (Grade 4).  Heidi joined the Stevenson community after 19 years of teaching Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2 at Santa Catalina School. Prior to Santa Catalina, she taught at Miss Barbara’s Child Development Center in Marina. Heidi attended California State University, Monterey Bay where she received her BA in Liberal Studies as well as her teaching credential. Heidi is trained in the Orton-Gillingham Approach, Singapore Math, and Toolbox. 

Heidi was raised in a small farming town in Northern California and moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 1997. She lives in Marina with her two children, a puppy named Tyson, and a kitten named Pepper. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, walking on the beach, and reading a good book.

We are excited to meet you on August 22nd during Orientation to begin our journey this school year, together.

Warmly,

Mrs. Jennifer Rauber, jrauber@stevensonschool.org, 831-574-4621
Ms. Heidi Pratt, hpratt@stevensonschool.org, 831-574-4611

Kindergarten Teaching Team

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