Kassandra graduated from the University of South Florida Saint Petersburg with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education K-6 and endorsements in English for Speakers of Other Languages, Exceptional Student Education K-12, and Reading. She is beginning her 5th year as a classroom teacher. She lived in Iowa and Florida, and then she and her husband felt the pull of the mountains and moved to Colorado. Her family enjoys hiking in the mountains whenever they get the chance. She loves Disney, and can often be found quoting and/or singing Disney material. She also has a deep and serious passion for reading, and Harry Potter is her favorite series. Fall is her favorite time of year, and everything that goes with it (decor, food/ beverages, scarves, sweaters, etc…), and she can never have enough coffee (iced, hot, flavored, fancy, plain… she loves it all!).