Kindergarten Teachers

Left to right Delta Elementary Kindergarten Teachers Allison Smith, Stefanie Lehner, and Janet Reiter.

The Delta Elementary School kindergarten team made up of Allison Smith, Stefanie Lehner, and Janet Reiter has nearly 60 years of early childhood teaching experience. They are without a doubt the best in the state at what they do said Principal Milt Hooton. Our community is very fortunate to have these ladies here to prepare their children for the "number grades" and our staff is so lucky to be able to work with and learn from them.

Stephanie Lehner said, "Everything you don't know is something you can learn."

Allison Smith said it is important for to, "Be kind, loving, and patient... you never know what your students have/are experiencing between 8:25am and 3:15pm. And never judge a kid; there is always room for surprises!"

Janet Reiter says teachers need to, "Be an excellent listener. Kids want to be heard and they have a lot to say. Do something fun, different, or unusual as often as possible, especially in winter!"

Michael Paschall is the publisher of the Delta Wind and covers general news topics. He can be reached at