Hello everyone! My name is Miss Caitlin Bartels (Bar-tells), please feel free to call me Miss Caitlin, and I would like to welcome you and your family to the Southland Early Childhood Family! I am the Early Childhood Coordinator for Southland and I’m very excited to get the school year started!
Here is a little bit about me: I am originally from Platteville, WI where I was born and raised until I went to Winona, MN and attended Winona State University for my four years of college. I graduated in May 2015 with a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and stayed in Winona that following year to teach Kindergarten. Last year was my first year teaching preschool at Southland and of course I loved it so much that I’m back again for another year! So for the families returning, I’m excited to have you all again and for those new comers, welcome!
I come from a family of five, which consists of my Dad, Mom, sister Kenzie, and brother Trey. My sister will be graduating with a Nursing Degree from Winona State in December and my brother is entering his junior year of high school. Soon to also be a part of the family is my fiancé, Jordan. We will be getting married on October 21st, which is soon fast approaching! He is an Ag Loan Officer at Farmers State Bank in Grafton, IA and to cut out commute times in half so we bought a house in Stacyville, IA in March and have already been enjoying our time together. What’s more ironic about us living in Stacyville is that where my Mom is originally from! Talk about coming full circle! Life has a funny way of working out sometimes ;)
Again, I’m so excited to share this coming school year with all of you! Please feel free to contact me throughout the school year with any questions or concerns.
Love, Miss Caitlin :)