Hello! My name is Whitney Pawelek and I’m thrilled to teach 3rd-5th Science this year. I was born and raise in Texas. I graduated with my Bachelors in Education from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. After several years teaching in Texas and a quick two years teaching and living in California, I moved to Wichita, Kansas with my husband (Derek). We have three kids, Ansel, Avett and Elsie. Since moving to Kansas, I received my Masters in Educational Administration from Emporia State University. In my free time I love being with my family, volunteering at my church or taking photos. I love the flexibility of virtual learning as it provides students opportunity to learn at a more individualized pace and gives quality time with their teachers on anything they may need help with.