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

Kindergarten

Our Mission

Here at North Mahaska learning the basics of math, reading, and social skills are a primary focus in the kindergarten curriculum. Students have a variety of hands-on learning activities that focus on letter identification, reading emergent text, counting to 100, writing, and much more. Students may also receive additional learning opportunities in differentiated reading groups, special education, and Title I reading support. Parents are encouraged to keep connected through weekly newsletters, math home-links, and literacy home-to-school. The kindergarten program aims to teach students respect for everyone around them through classroom jobs and responsibilities, preparing them for life and the next level of learning.


Crystal DeBoef

With many years of experience in teaching children, Crystal DeBoef enjoys making a personal connection with the students and parents she serves. She graduated from Buena Vista University with a degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education with endorsements in PreK, Kindergarten and reading. Crystal and her husband Arvin live on a farm in New Sharon. They have 2 sons and 5 grandchildren.  

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

Kara Denburger

Providing her students with a variety of learning activities, Kara Denburger  is a graduate of Indian Hills and Buena Vista University where she earned her Elementary Teaching Degree with reading endorsements. She lives with her husband and three children in Oskaloosa. Kara enjoys spending time with her family and especially watching her children in their activities.

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

Airianne Vonk

Providing specialized instruction to our youngest learners Airianne Vonk is a North Mahaska graduate. She attended William Penn University where she earned her teaching degree. Airianne and her husband Brad live in Oskaloosa. She likes to spend her free time with her family, taking photographs as well as attending church.

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