Kate Axlund

Language Arts Teacher

I'm excited to be in Rawlins. I had heard many wonderful things about the students, parents, and staff at RMS and since my arrival have found them all to be true.  The students are bright, interesting and have great work ethic. Anyone I have had contact with in town has been friendly and kind to the new resident in town. The staff at RMS has shown a deep devotion to children and learning as well as working as a team for the students. 

I have lived in Spearfish, SD for the last 30 years.  My son is 22 and currently attending Black Hills State University in Spearfish. I graduated from Black Hills State with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education/Middle School and Communications.  I also completed a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a Education Specialist's degree in Administration. Throughout all of my personal education, I was constantly reminded how much I enjoy working with middle school students and have chosen to stay in the classroom.  

The rest of my family still lives in Springfield, Missouri where I was raised. My brother and his wife, and my parents are there and when I miss hot, humid weather, I go visit them. That is usually two or three times a year.  

In my spare time, I enjoy snowmobiling,motorcycles, sewing, reading, canning and cooking. I have two dogs - Walter and Kinzi. They have enjoyed the hiking trails and enclosed dog parks in the area.

I look forward to a wonderful year, and hope to meet many of you in the near future.  

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