K1 Blog Posts

Lisa Damico

Lisa Damico has been teaching at Mary Collins School since 1986. She was fortunate enough to have known and worked with Mary Collins, Mary was a life-changing mentor to many.  Ms. Damico would wish for everyone’s career to be innovative, exciting, joyful, humorous, challenging and rewarding.  Teaching here has been exactly that.  She has enjoyed teaching Kindergarten through Fourth Grade.  She is a big fan of reading for fun and knowledge, cooking, art, music, and traveling with her husband and two sons. Most of all, Ms. Damico loves a good laugh.

Carrie Caudle

Carrie Caudle has been teaching at Mary Collins School for the past thirteen years. She has taught Kindergarten, 1st, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Ms. Caudle is passionate about helping each child to find her or his gifts to help support a joyful and rigorous learning environment for all students. When Ms. Caudle is not teaching, she enjoys performing improvised plays, gardening and spending time with her daughter, husband, two cats, one snake and seven chickens.

Kerry Santia

This will be Kerry Santia’s 23rd year of teaching and her 11th at Mary Collins School. The majority of her years have been spent teaching early primary with the last eight in K/1. Her goal as a teacher is to provide an educational environment where students develop healthy relationships, feel safe to take risks and love to come to school each day. Mrs. Santia loves nature and the outdoors and during her free time she can be found exploring the open spaces, near and far, on foot, mountain bike or occasional watercraft, or just hanging out with her husband and two kids, eating good food.

Kim Hertzberg

Kimberlee Hertzberg has been a part of the Mary Collins School family since 2004.  During that time she has taught Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade.  Mrs. Hertzberg loves working with our youngest children and their families.  It is a rare gift to be able to help children find their love of learning and to discover the joy of exploration.  She spends her free time with her large extended family and quality snuggling with her husband, her own sweet Kindergartener and her adorable toddler twins.