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Katie van Kempen
Instructional Paraprofessional

kvankempen@cayuse.k12.mt.us


My name is Katie and I am so excited to be working at Cayuse Prairie this year in the first grade class, helping Ms. Robin!  

I was raised in Northern California, the oldest of three siblings.  It was there that I met my husband.  We moved to Washington about a year after we got married.  We lived there 15 years until my husband received a great job offer here in the Flathead valley.  We have been here a year and we love it.  We live right around the corner from Cayuse Prairie where our two sons Hunter, 10 and Kai, 7 attend.

Last year I spent lots of time volunteering at Cayuse Prairie and remembered how much I love working with kids.

Our family loves boating and being outdoors with our two dogs, Nigel and Susan!  We love animals and someday hope to have a farm with every animal imaginable.  (Ok, so maybe that's really only my and Kai’s dream).

A few things about me:

I love all things Harry Potter.

Dr Pepper is my favorite drink.

I love to quote movies.

Leopard print is my favorite color, yes it's a color.

You will not catch me without a Carmex in my pocket.

I love the 80’s, especially the music and movies.

I love the sound of football or baseball on in the house.

Fall is my favorite season.

I still love naps.

I love my husband and my kids more than anything in this world!