Stephanie KuykendalNicole Hartfield
Renaissance Math / ELA
Stephanie Kuykendal has a Master of Education Degree from the University of Minnesota and taught fourth grade in a Wayzata classroom last year, where she also worked closely with the school's gifted and talented teacher. Teaching is her second career. Previously, Ms. Kuykendal worked as a photojournalist for nine years covering the war in Iraq, daily life in the Middle East, and politics in Washington, DC. Later, she became a yoga teacher and also stayed home to raise her daughters, now ages eight and nine. She discovered her love of teaching while volunteering in her daughters' classrooms and teaching kids' yoga. In her free time, Ms. Kuykendal enjoys watching the migrating birds on her backyard pond in Maple Grove, and hiking and camping around the state with her husband and daughters.