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Kimberly Avaloz

Hello families! Welcome to a new school year! I'm so happy to be your child's 4th grade teacher this year! 

Just a little about me:

I grew up in Maple Grove and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Major in Elementary Education and a Minor in Reading Instruction. I also have my Master's Degree in Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

My family includes my husband, John, and my two sons Garrin and Reese. My husband is also a teacher. He teaches fourth grade in Orono. Yep! Two fourth grade teachers in the family! My oldest son, Garrin, is a senior at Jefferson, so that means college applications & visits are keeping him/us busy! He runs cross country and plays baseball. My youngest son, Reese, is a sophomore at Jefferson. He bowls & plays basketball. They are the loves of my life! We have 2 cute kitties at home. Their names are Chloe and Major Tom!

We lived in SW Minneapolis for 12 years before moving to Bloomington in 2011. Now we live near Hyland Park Reserve, so we enjoy the activities in the park year round.

Outside of school, I love to spend time with family and friends! I also enjoy gardening, reading, cooking, decorating/organizing, and traveling. I have traveled to 49 out of the 50 United States! (I have not been to Alaska.) Each summer, we go to Madeline Island to spend some quality time with family. There, we love to swim, hike and kayak. 

It's back to school time! I welcome your child wholeheartedly into my classroom! Have a great year at Washburn!

Mission For The Class
Our mission for Room 129 is to work our hardest EVERY day, so that we can see HUGE GROWTH in our social and academic selves! A GROWTH MINDSET is key! And...why not have some FUN along the way too!!!

Be sure to follow our class on FACEBOOK to see all things 4th grade! (See this link at the top of the screen.)

Grade 4
Washburn Elementary
(952) 681-5564


Class Name
G400-HR 129 Homeroom Gr 4