Degrees and Certifications:
Early Childhood Education with Endorsements in Early Childhood Special Education
Mrs. Elise Kindernay
My name is Elise Kindernay. I grew up here in Hillsboro. I have a husband, Andy. He is the administrator of a nursing home in our area. We have a daughter, Albany. She is off to Jr. High this year, going into 6th grade. We spend most of our time chasing her from sporting event to sporting event. She loves them all! I am from a family of educators. My parents were both teachers here in the Hillsboro School District. My dad, Larry Hindle, taught High School Science & Math. My mom, Nancy Hindle, taught Kindergarten, 1st and finished her career teaching 2nd grade in Coffeen.
I started my teaching career 16 years ago at Aviston Elementary School, as a self- contained Early Childhood Special Education teacher. After 2 years there, I got hired at Ball-Chatham Elementary as an Early Childhood Special Education teacher within their Pre-K program. I was at Ball Elementary for 3 years. When Albany was born I wanted to be closer to home. I was hired here at Beckemeyer in 2009. I have been teaching Kindergarten for 11 years.
As a teacher, I teach my students to be independent and to love learning by creating a great balance of hands-on activities, technology, and independent work. I work hard to build a community of learners in our classroom. I encourage them to be independent problem solvers, both socially and academically. I believe in the power of play for young children! The main rule in our classroom is “The Golden Rule”, treat others how you would want to be treated.