Lisa Vankirk

My name is Lisa Vankirk.  I am a 2nd grade teacher at Hoxie.  I was born in Arkansas and have lived here all my life.  I have 7 siblings; 4 brothers and 3 sisters.  I graduated from Maynard High School in 1991.  In 1992, I married Jerry Vankirk. We have been married for 25 years and have two beautiful children.  Both of my children attended Hoxie.  My son, Jonathon, graduated in 2011 and my daughter, Krista,  graduated in 2016.  

My hobbies are reading, shopping with my daughter, and most important, spending time with my family.  

I have been at Hoxie for 8 years.  I started out as a paraprofessional in kindergarten. Then I was offered the teaching position in 2nd grade.  I accepted the position and here I am.  I love 2nd grade.

My classroom expectations for my students are simple.  I want my students to be in a caring and learning environment.  My students will respect each other and learn to work within a group.

As for myself, I want my parents to feel welcome in my room anytime and feel free to contact me if they have any questions.