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Whitney Hansen

Whitney Hansen



Brown Hall


660.562.1992 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2021



  • M.S. Educational Leadership
  • B.S. Early Childhood Education

Scholarly Activity

I love breaking down standards and finding various activities to meet the needs of all students. I also very much enjoy learning research based methods to implement in the classroom.


Professional Organizations

  • Delta Kappa Gamma
  • PEO

Areas of Special Interest

I have a different background with some research based practices. I like to incorporate those into the classroom, along with strong collaboration with the other brilliant minds of educators in this school.


Favorite Thing About Teaching

Watching the students grow. I adore seeing them learn, figure out how to get information on their own, and ask amazing questions to drive their learning. Kindergarten is special because we get to see students go from struggling to write their own names to reading books by the end of the year. It is a magical place.


Hobbies/Free-time Activities

I enjoy exercising with my mini Australian Shepherd, taking care of my one year old and doing fun activities, crocheting, crafting, and listening to audiobooks.


Favorite Children’s Book

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar for early elementary
  • Harry Potter for upper elementary