Hello!  My name is Kelly Wiersma and I am looking forward to a great year as part of the Special Education team at GSIC! This will be my 6th year as a co-teacher and I will be working in ELA for grades 6th-8th. I know the extraordinary times we are currently living in has ushered in many obstacles but I am convinced with patience and collaboration we can work together to make this an awesome year! 

    A little about myself... I have been married to my husband Dan for 32 years.  We have four grown children and one grandchild, Everest, who is now one years old. We live on a ranch in northern Burke County complete with buffalo, horses, cattle,  and our two rescue dogs.
    In my spare time I enjoy family, water color painting, travel, fishing, music, nature, good coffee, and of course chocolate!!  
    You can reach me through class dojo or my school email kwiersma@gsiccharter.com.   Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns you may have. I'm looking forward to a wonderful school year and partnering with you to make this year a successful one for your student.
     "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."  ~ Aristotle