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My name is Audrey Menke and I am beyond excited to teach at De Vargas Elementary! I was born and raised in Joplin, Missouri where I graduated high school in 2012. I attended Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri where I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and an emphasis in science.
My junior year of high school, my school, as well as my town, was torn apart by a tornado. It was through this experience that I decided I would devote my future to providing the same supportive, encouraging classroom to future students that my teachers and coaches offered to me as a student. It is my goal as a teacher to create an inviting and safe environment for students to learn and challenge themselves, both academically and personally in order to promote pride and self-confidence in all aspects of their lives.
In my free time, my husband and I enjoy adventuring with our two dogs. I also love to bake, craft, and watch reruns of The Office.