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       My name is Debbie Hurlbert.  I have taught kindergarten a Balsz School for over 20 years.  I love introducing my kindergarten students to the things that an education can bring to them and creating an environment where they feel safe to learn and challenge themselves.  In our classroom we love to read, sing and learn through conversations with each other.  Some of the favorite authors in our class are Mo Willems, Kevin Henkes, Dr. Seuss, and Jan Brett.  
       
       Our district is fortunate to participate in the early childhood iTeach program through Arizona State University which allows us to work with wonderful early childhood teacher candidates for a semester.