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Maple HillElementary School

Mrs. Kayla Gatavaski
Second Grade Teacher 
"A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers." -Helen Keller 
Welcome to second grade! I am so excited to be teaching at Maple Hill! I look forward to an exciting year of learning! Please feel free to contact me at
About Mrs. Gatavaski 
I have wanted to be a teacher since I was a young child. I take pride in my job and I build a classroom community that is safe, engaging, and fun. My main priority is making a connection with each and every one of my students. I love being a part of a student's educational journey! I have taught in the valley from the start of my career. This is my second year in Naugatuck. I graduated from CCSU in 2010 with a degree in Elementary Education, and I completed my Masters in Technology and Learning in 2013. When I am not teaching, I love spending time with my friends and family. I love going to the beach in the summer, and  I enjoy attending concerts. Teaching at Maple Hill is amazing! The staff and families are so supportive and kind! 
Education: B.S. in Elementary Education with a content focus in Math; Central Connecticut State University
Teaching Since: 2012
Years Teaching in Naugatuck: 2
A few of my favorite things: My family, going to the beach, sushi and coffee!
Fun Fact about me: I knew I wanted to be a teacher since I was 5 years old.