About Mrs. Lori Cauthen...
Position: Kindergarten Teacher
Hello, welcome to kindergarten at CTA Freedom. I am so excited to embark on this learning journey with your child! This year will be filled with exploration, new experiences, great memories, milestones, and astounding accomplishments. I am honored to guide your child’s development in kindergarten here at CTA Freedom!
My Education and Professional Background
I have bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Spanish, as well as a minor in Early Childhood from the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse. I have spent summers studying Spanish in Cuernavaca, Mexico and Valladolid, Spain. I taught kindergarten in Structured English Immersion (SEI) classrooms for five years prior to teaching at CTA Freedom. I started teaching kindergarten at Freedom in 2013 and I feel lucky to be a part of the Freedom Family!
My Educational Philosophy
My goal is to foster a life-long excitement and drive to learn in students. Aside from learning "reading, writing, and arithmetic", we also spend time developing our character. We learn to cooperate, share, support, and care for each other. I emphasize life skills such as: being respectful to themselves, others, and our community; being responsible for themselves and supporting others in making responsible choices; and most importantly being self-motivated to work hard and do their best. Education is a collaborative effort with families. I value the time and effort spent helping with homework and following up at home. Students are excited to share their new knowledge with you. Your child will notice the dedication you put forth in their education. It shows how much you care for them and how important school is to you. I appreciate your commitment immensely and I cannot express my gratitude enough for your time and support!