Meet Miss Van Vors

This will be my tenth year teaching in Catholic Schools and my second year teaching fifth grade at St. Augustin. I could not be more excited for the opportunity to teach at such an exceptional school.  Prior to St. Augustin, I taught for six years at Sacred Heart in Boone, Iowa teaching first, third, and fifth grades.  The thing I enjoy most about teaching is developing relationships with my students.

I grew up in Urbandale, attended St. Pius, and graduated from Dowling Catholic High School.  I attended Briar Cliff University in Sioux City and received a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with a reading endorsement. 

What I enjoy doing outside of school:  I love spending time with my three dogs, Finley, Auggie, and Piper, being with my family, visiting friends, and going to Iowa City to watch some Hawkeyes football and basketball.

A sweet story about a teaching:  During my first year of teaching, we were creating the Nativity scene.  The day we made the angels I was dismissing my class and I noticed one of my first graders in the back.  He was buzzing his lips and flying his angel around.  I asked him what he was doing, and this student responded, "Miss Van Vors, my angel is flying to Heaven, he's so happy to be with Jesus.  It was a reminder of a the simply perfect world at is a child imagination.