Meet the Teacher

I love to READ!

Welcome to my Kindergarten Classroom!!

    My name is Tina Kibbe and I am so excited for my 8th year at Leicester Elementary School. I spent four years in 3rd grade and this will be my Fourth year in Kindergarten. I am a graduate of Mars Hill University having earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I love teaching and feel truly blessed to do something I love.
   I have been married to my wonderful husband for 22 years. We are foster parents for Children's Home Society (Buncombe County)  and are fortunate to have the opportunity to open our home to families in need.
   I LOVE being in Kindergarten. It is an exciting year for students. I strive for the classroom environment to be based around an atmosphere of acceptance and encouragement. I ask that my students work hard to support each other both academically and socially. 
    Caitlin Colegrove is my teacher assistant and she is a wonderful asset. I don't know what I would do without her! She works with all the students in the classroom and strives to do all that is asked to make sure all our students are on the path to succeed. 
    I want all of my students to succeed and believe that communication with parents, guardians, and/or caregivers will benefit this goal.  I am a collaborator, and I welcome your thoughts and ideas. I encourage volunteers to join our classroom. I look forward to the coming year and if you have a question or concern please feel free to call and/or email me.
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."   
                                                            ― Confucius
828-683-2341 Ext. 1101