Kohl's full day kindergarten program provides an opportunity for students to learn through play. For many students this may be a first introduction to a school environment. Our teachers place a big emphasis on social and emotional skills along with teaching the curriculum. Students are also exposed to art, music, technology, and physical education throughout the week. Learn more about the kindergarten curriculum below.

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Kindergarten Teacher

Racheal Edmonds

Job Title: Teacher

I’m a southern girl, just living in a Colorado world! Both my husband and I are originally from Louisiana and now we have lived in Colorado for 19 years! I have two children and two dogs that keep us pretty busy all year long. I have been teaching for 24 years with 16 of those years right here at Kohl. I have taught grades 3-2-1, and this year I will be teaching Kindergarten! I have a Masters in Teaching and I am a National Board Certified Teacher. My passion is literacy and I love hugs! I also love spending time with my family and watching football! Both of my children went through Kohl and now my daughter is a freshman at Broomfield High and my son is a freshman at Mines. This is a great school and a great community to be a part of and I’m looking forward to another great year at Kohl Elementary and meeting all of the wonderful families….GO COLTS!

Caitlin O'Connor-Poppitz

Job Title: Teacher

My name is Caitlin and I am a Colorado native who loves my home state. In the summer, I enjoy camping with my family, hiking and capturing photographs of all things nature. A new skill I have picked up this summer has been woodworking. I’ve built a few birdhouses, bookshelves and repurposed stools for use in our classroom!

During the winter you’ll find me spending time in the library, at the movies, practicing my cooking skills, and playing board games with my boyfriend, Michael. A fun fact about me is that I attended schools in the Boulder Valley School District from kindergarten through high school. I am proud to represent BVSD and ecstatic to be teaching second grade here at Kohl.

I received a B.A. in Psychology and an endorsement in Elementary Education from the University of Colorado Boulder. Following graduation I worked as a special education para and continued classes to obtain an ESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) Certification. I was offered my first teaching position in 2014 so I packed up and moved out East. I taught full day Kindergarten in Green Valley Ranch for three years. We had a blast learning together and I knew that I wanted to continue my own education and decided it was time to apply for Grad School.

After being accepted to the University of Colorado at Denver, I moved back home to Louisville and began my journey to a Master's Degree in Literacy K-12 Education.
During this time I worked as a Kindergarten Enrichment Para and then moved into a Kindergarten Teacher role at Meadowlark School while working diligently to complete my Graduate Courses. I am excited to share that I received my Master’s Degree in May while supporting Kindergarten families online for fully remote learning in 2020-2021. I am excited and ready to be back in the classroom with students and cannot wait to meet and become partners in learning with the Kohl Community!

Kindergarten Resources