Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Education-Elementary Education Master of Education--Reading
Mrs. Kami Labs
My name is Mrs. Kami Labs and I am the 1st Grade Teacher. I am super excited to be a part of the New Underwood School District. We are going to have a fabulous year of learning and fun this year!
My husband Greg and I live in Rapid City as new "empty nesters" My son attends Black Hills State in Spearfish, and my daughter graduated from SDSM&T and lives and works in Colorado. Greg and I have two dogs: a chocolate lab and a shih tzu mix, both of whom are crazy.
I graduated from Northern State University with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood Education. In 2013, I earned a Master of Education degree from the University of Sioux Falls with a focus in reading. In 2014, I completed Reading Recovery training with the University of USD. I recently passed the Praxis test to add Library Media Specialist to my teaching certificate.
For the past 17 years, I have been an elementary teacher for Hill City Elementary School. During that time, I taught preschool, kindergarten, 2nd grade, Title 1, Reading Recovery, and was literacy coach for the elementary staff. Teaching young children is truly my professional calling. I consider myself to be a lifelong learner as well.
Some of my favorite hobbies include reading, crocheting, traveling and browsing in bookstores.