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Hello! My name is Misty Hilkerbaumer and this is my 13th year teaching first grade at Chamois. I have an associate degree in Early Childhood Education Administration, a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, and a master's degree in Elementary Administration. I grew up in central Ohio and we moved here in 2008, after accepting this job! My husband, Jason, is a pastor at a couple of our local churches and a youth director for our presbytery. Our son, Tristen, and his wife, Katie, just had their first baby in March! Sydney, our daughter, is currently in college and works at a local vet clinic.

I absolutely LOVE teaching first grade! The kids grow so much during the year, but my favorite part of their education is watching them develop into READERS! It's a gift that can never be taken away and puts the world at their fingertips!


"Once you learn to read, you will forever be free." Frederick Douglass

"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." Walt Disney