Meet Tanya Cox, who teaches Kindergarten at Van Buren Elementary. She is beginning her 15th year with our youngest students, having started back in the days of half-day Kindergarten at The Kindergarten Center. In fact, Tanya helped pilot our full-day program, and never looked back.
Her favorite part of her role is working with families to help start their child’s educational journey. “My goal is that Kindergarten is a rewarding experience that sets a mindset for lifelong learning. I hope that I am a model for them, that it’s okay to make mistakes, apologize when needed, and read as much as possible!”
Given ample time to pursue interests outside school, Tanya loves to hike, camp, kayak, swim and be outdoors with her family. On a rainy day, though, she’ll probably be snuggled up with a book.
Tanya added,”We as adults can learn many lessons from young children if we take the time to listen. Their caring, sensitive, joyful hearts are contagious.”
About Van Buren Elementary
Enrollment by grade:
Kindergarten - 93
1st Grade - 89
2nd Grade - 106
3rd Grade - 90
4th Grade - 91
5th Grade - 77