Click on the link below to watch the 1st grade students perform at their Celebration of Learning!
1st Grade Celebration of Learning Performance
Extra Extra...Read All About Them
Edwardsville Elementary strives to make sure your child is building to be their best and we want you to know more about the staff that partner with your children. Last month, we introduced you to the 3rd grade team. This month, we are highlighting our Special's Team: Art, Library, Music, and Physical Education. The special's team will also be hosting our January community meeting.
Left to right: Ms. Hancock, Miss Hammond (Miss H), Ms. Maddy, and Mr. Beck
Mr. Jacob Beck is in his 4th year teaching Physical Education at Edwardsville Elementary. He grew up in Loveland, Colorado and graduated from Thompson Valley High School. He started his eastern migration with the choice to study Health and Human Performance and wrestle at Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS. Following the conclusion of his studies, he began his teaching career at Bonner Springs High School for two years. Following that, he returned to Fort Hays State as an Assistant Wrestling Coach and Teaching Assistant at the University. He fulfilled his duties there for two years, before being fortunate enough to return to USD 204 to hold the position that he has now. Mr. Beck is very active as a coach in the community, state and also nationally. He is the Head Coach for Bonner Springs Wrestling Club, and assists with both Bonner Springs High School and Clark Middle Schools programs. He is also a member of the Kansas Junior/Cadet National Team Staff, where he has the fortunate ability to help Kansas athletes compete and excel on a national level. He enjoys staying active, concerts and sporting events in his part time. He is an avid Denver Broncos and Ohio State Buckeys fan. He also has a Boxer named Bailey.
Ms. Kristan Hammond is in her 8th year of teaching Art at Edwardsville. Her favorite part of her job is getting to watch her students grow into 5th graders. It is truly the “special” part of getting to work as a specials teacher. Ms. H. grew up in the small town of LeRoy, Kansas (home of awesome beef jerky). Her favorite teacher was in 5th grade. The class did lots of learning through fun projects. In high school, Ms. H. enjoyed working on the yearbook. She was often toting around the camera or in the darkroom printing photographs. For college, she moved to Branson to attend the College of the Ozarks and earned a degree in Art with and emphasis in Graphic Design & Ceramics. She also spent lots of time reading to also earn a minor in Philosophy & Religion. Two years after college, after some work and travel, she enrolled at Pittsburg State University to become a teacher. Since then, she has moved to Wyandotte County and loves spending time kayaking & working with the Bonner Springs Arts Alliance. Ms. H., on weekends, will spend time with her family or work on a project around her house. She likes bumping into students and saying hi to them at the thrift store. Her niece and nephews inspire her love of LEGOs.
Cindy Hancock is in her third year teaching at Edwardsville Elementary and her eleventh year as a music teacher. Previously she taught in the inner cities of Chicago and Kansas City. Ms. Hancock earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Wheaton College in 2003 and a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction at UMKC in 2012, and also has training in Suzuki, Kodaly and Orff methods. She loves teaching and learning, and thoroughly loves being here at Edwardsville Elementary! In her spare time, she plays the violin around town (when the weather is nice you may find her at the City Market) and in the Lee's Summit Symphony as the principal second violinist. Ms. Hancock is also an avid runner (planning to run her 6th marathon in April!) and she loves to cook.
Ms. Maddy is a teacher librarian. She has a bachelor’s degree in Education from Kansas State University and master’s degree in library science from Emporia University. She is former classroom teacher who has been a librarian at the high school and the middle school before coming to Edwardsville. She is a past president of the Kansas Association of School Librarians and a past president of the Bonner Springs Teacher’s Association. She just finished serving 6 years as a commissioner on the Kansas State Reading Circle. Ms. Maddy has three sons and six grandchildren. When not at school you might find her reading, gardening or spending time with her family. For her, the very best part of teaching is always the students.
Edwardsville Elementary School
1700 S 104th St, Edwardsville, KS 66111
Phone (913) 422-4036
Fax (913) 422-7165
Principal - Tammara DeLaRosa
Assistant Principal- Stefani Dreiling
Counselor- Kristin Moulin
EDW SCHOOL PLEDGE
Today I promise to be in control of my attitude. I can be a caring friend. Be honest in what I say and do. Show respect to others and myself. Care for our building. And give my best effort in all I do. I will soar to my personal best. Because I am an EAGLE.
Edwardsville Elementary Vision
Edwardsville students, staff, and community; Building to be our BEST!