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Introducing Kayle Hielscher from Cook County Schools

Oct 07, 2019 05:58AM ● By Editor

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From Boreal Community Media - October 7, 2019

Kayle Hielscher is one of the smiling new faces at Cook County Schools this year.  She is teaching Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE).   

Before she came to Cook County, she taught 2nd grade at Annette Island School District in Metlakatla, Alaska.  For her first year of teaching, she taught 1st grade in Rochester, MN.

According to Kayle, she is loving the cool, brisk, yet sunny weather. She is also enjoying the beautiful colors and adventures that nature has here. Kayle said that she is really enjoying the local food.

One surprising fact about Kayle is that she is allergic to caterpillars and the spelling of her name changed when I was 14. Her name used to be spelled Kaylee and is now spelled Kayle.

Kayle is originally from Kenyon, a small town in southeast Minnesota.  She grew up with two older sisters, Shellsea and Jessa, and her parents, Jim and Sherry, in a house in the middle of four corn fields. Her favorite childhood memories are running through the fields and building “houses” in the corn where the corn didn’t grow with her sisters. Her sisters have added two brother-in-laws, two nephews, and one niece to their family. Kayle's nephews and niece call her by my favorite title, “EE”. They make her smile a lot bigger and laugh a little louder!

Kayle loves spending as much time with her family as she can, but being five hours away from them makes that a little challenging. When she is not with her family, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Steven, adventuring.  Her favorite outdoor activities are hiking and running. You may also find Kayle canoeing and fishing with Steven. On rainy days, she like to spend my time inside napping with their cat, Tomass, and reading.

Welcome to Cook County, Kayle!

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