Jolyssa Ginkens


I am in my 4th year of teaching kindergarten at Walnut Hills Elementary in Waukee. My favorite thing about teaching kindergarten is creating readers. Kindergarten is an amazing year of growth socially and academically and I treasure the time we spend together shaping their first elementary school experience!


Reading is a passion of mine both personally and professionally! I love to read for enjoyment and also to learn. Beyond personal reading, children's literature is what I love most! I seek to create readers in my classroom first and foremost and my favorite way to do that is by getting them excited about great read alouds!