Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Caitlin Deckard
Welcome to First Grade, Title Services, Reading Corps, and more!
A native Texan, I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development, Early Education. I received my Master's in Elementary Education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. I have taught students in K-5 classrooms, focusing mainly in early elementary and literacy instruction. My teaching philosophy is rooted in embracing curiosity in the most meaningful way, recognizing that it will take some time to figure out exactly what that looks like for each unique learner. I believe that learning is a social process that happens through exploration, mistakes, and "light-bulb moments."
I moved to Minnesota in 2018, and while I'm still learning to embrace the cold, my husband Lars and I have come to love all of the beautiful nature that Minnesota has to offer! We live in Mankato with our two dogs, Cooper and Gus, and spend our free time hiking, biking, and experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen.
I am always happy to be a resource for anything related to first grade, Title Services, Reading Corps, and more. Please feel free to reach out at any time throughout the year so that I can assist you and your family, or find the appropriate person that may do so. I am eager to continue in my service to this great community, and wish you well during these uncertain times.
Ms. Caitlin Deckard, M.Ed.
First Grade Teacher and Title Services Coordinator
507-726-2320 ext. 5225