Hi! My name is Kendra Neal and this is my twentieth year teaching at Eyestone. Wow, how time flies! I started teaching fifth grade in 2000 and loved it so much I stayed there for eleven years. My fifth graders always kept me laughing and on my toes! In 2011 I took on the new role of Interventionist. Although I had a huge learning curve in this new position, I had (and still do have) amazing colleagues who helped shaped what I do today, which is small group reading intervention. Working with small groups of students for the past nine years is both rewarding and challenging every day. I love seeing the bright, smiling faces that come see me each day and the most rewarding part of my job is witnessing students grow in their reading year to year while they become fantastic readers! In 2015, I added the Gifted and Talented Coordinator to my role here at Eyestone. Weekly, I get to meet with students to challenge their thinking and help them dig deep into texts to further their learning.
For my personal life, after school and weekends are just as busy as during school. I have been married for 18 years and my husband and I love living in the Wellington community. I can often be found taxiing my own three kids around to their events and activities. I have a daughter in tenth grade at Poudre High School, a son in eighth grade at Wellington Middle School and a fourth grade daughter here at Eyestone. Between our kids’ activities, my husband and I enjoy reading, playing games, spending time with extended family and we absolutely LOVE watching live theatre.
I have had the pleasure of working with an incredible community of staff, parents and children for the past 20 years and am looking forward to what the next ten years have in store!