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"Mile High Academy has some of the best teachers in the business," comments Agape Hammond, director of marketing at MHA. "We are proud to say that our students are learning from passionate and caring educators," she finishes.
One such teacher is Kate Kamarad, MHA's Kindergarten teacher for two years. Ms. Kate has the the ability to bring innovation and big thinking to the littlest learners on campus.
This year, Ms. Kate’s Real-World Learning, called “USA Symbols” has brought guest speakers like Staff Sergeant Roberson and field trips to veteran grave-sites, during which students are learning about respect, honor, and what it means to be a part of this great country.
Ten parents accompanied the Kindergarten class November 9, when they visited Littleton Cemetery where they placed 200 flags on the graves of fallen veterans from multiple wars. Prior to the outing, Ms. Kate had discussed with them the way in which the flags would be placed, how they would show respect to the fallen soldiers, and the way each child would salute after placing the flag graveside. Armed with this knowledge, they were prepared when 9News Denver arrived to film them. Without pausing, they continued their mission to honor those that had served.
When Kindergartner Nathan Matabi was interviewed by the cameraman, he explained why they were honoring the soldiers: “They [veterans] died for our freedom.”
-- Agape Hammond, text and photo