Educating the Whole Child.

Utah Serviceberry Tree Classroom

3rd grade

As a third student at Greenwood Charter School our time is spent exploring topics related to animal adaptations, the water cycle, and education around the world. Our teachers specialize which gives students access to instruction from experts in the fields of ELA/reading and math/science. Students read both informational text and literature pieces on a variety of topics and use these pieces as models to guide our writing. We will also sharpen our skills in multiplication, division, and telling time.

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Ms. Danica

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I am Danica Kester (“Ms. Danica” to my kiddos).

 I have the joy and privilege of being a Third Grade Middle Grove Teacher Tree at this amazingly wonderful charter school!

I view my role as teacher to be a stewardship with accountability.  I believe that the classroom should be a safe place to learn and be ourselves.  I try hard to make learning engaging and fun while encouraging children in self-esteem-promoting ways.

My husband and I have been married for 20 years and have 5 kids ranging from ages 9 to 19.  As a family we enjoy the outdoors, traveling, and playing card and board games. 

I grew up in an Air Force family and have lived in four states and visited 16 more.  One of my unique experiences as a child was participating in the famous White House Easter Egg roll on the South Lawn of the White House when my dad worked at the Pentagon.

As a teen, I was a care giver to my Down Syndrome and Autistic brother, as a young married I served as Activities Counselor in a care center for the elderly, for many years I was music director and chorister for children’s groups, and for twelve years I worked as a volunteer at Venture Academy Charter School as a field Work Crew Leader in planning and conducting meaningful field work. 

My education is from Weber High School, Brigham Young University-Idaho, and Western Governors University.  

I look forward to serving you and your students.



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Martin Luther King Jr

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