(641) 637-4187 2163 135th Street, New Sharon, IA 50207

Fourth Grade

Our Mission

Focusing on the philosophy of the Growth Mindset that all children have valuable contributions, our 2nd Grade program at North Mahaska fosters positive behavior reinforcement. Students are provided with a variety of instructional tools such as books, laptops, iPads, document cameras, and online reading/math curriculum. All students are encouraged to grown in respect for themselves, their peers, and adults. Parents are also kept informed of happenings in the 2nd grade through weekly newsletters, quarterly reports, and the occasional text message reminder. Our program encourages the development and growth of all types of learners.


Jan Padgett

Providing over 13 years of experience here at North Mahaska, Jan Padgett will ensure that your students get a memorable school experience. She currently lives in Oskaloosa with her husband Ron and their cat named Noodle.  When not teaching and hanging out at school you might find Jan on a walk, working with flowers, spending time with her grandchildren, attending church or doing fixer upper jobs around the house.

Email: padgettj@nmwarhawks.org
Phone: (641) 637-4041

Krysty Huffman

Encouraging students to have a greater understanding of mathematics and science Krysty Huffman has been teaching at North Mahaska for over nine years. She earned her teaching degree at Buena Vista University and lives in Pella with her husband and children. Her family enjoys camping, watching movies, and spending time at their church. Krysty and her husband are very supportive of their children who also attend North Mahaska and participate in extracurricular activities.

Email: huffmank@nmwarhawks.org
Phone: (641) 637-4041
Website: Fourth Grade Symbaloo