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Ellen Rohrer
Kindergarten Title

Reason for Selection:
As our Kindergarten title teacher, Mrs Rohrer shines. Her passion and commitment to our youngest learners is evidenced everyday. Whether teaching letter sounds, tying shoes or helping with coats, Mrs. Rohrer’s heart lies in helping everyone succeed.

What do you love about working at Dalton Local Schools?

I love working at Dalton for many reasons. All my life I have loved to read, and loved to teach. As the kindergarten title teacher at Dalton, I treasure seeing the growth in our young learners from when they enter kindergarten till when they leave. Teaching the life long skill of reading is just so exciting! I also love Dalton because of my colleagues. Everyone here truly cares about the kids as well as their co-workers. They have included me into this tight knit and strong community just like a family member. I feel very blessed to be here at Dalton.

How did you get where you are today?
When I think about how I got to where I am today, I can’t ever remember a time in my life, when I wasn’t planning on being a teacher.
I remember in first grade sitting on the classroom rug, when I decided I want to be that lady sitting upfront teaching the lessons! This led to me graduating from Eastern Mennonite University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education. After teaching in East Holmes, I took some years off to raise our family. When our youngest became close to school age, I started subbing at Dalton, and realized what a special environment this school had. After Covid was a crazy time to jump back into teaching, but the Lord’s timing and peace reassured me, and that’s exactly what I did! I have been loving teaching Dalton kindergarten students to read and write for the past three years now!

Please share an interesting little known fact about yourself.
A little known fact to most people at Dalton is my love for theater. In 7th grade I got to be Helen Keller in our class presentation, and ever since then I was hooked.
I was in every show I could be in during high school. I was very blessed to have the opportunity to be Maria in Sound of Music at Central Christian my junior year of high school.
While my desire to be on a real stage has changed as I’ve grown older, I consider myself on a new and different kind of stage now. It’s a classroom full of interested kids. Sometimes a little theater goes a long way to help keep young kids engaged!

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