• Welcome to Mrs. Hotchkiss' page!

    Mill Creek Cougars

       Email: VHotchkiss@cpsk12.org
       Phone: 573-214-3280

    This year is my fifth year teaching and my third year teaching Kindergarten at Mill Creek. I had previously taught first grade at New Haven Elementary in Columbia. In May 2010, I graduated from the University of Missouri with my Bachelors in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.  During the 2010-2011 school year, I participated in the MU Teaching Fellowship Program where I completed my Masters in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum in July 2011.  In December 2012, I completed my ELL (English Language Learners) certification. I moved to Columbia, MO when I started college at MU in 2006 and I have called it “home” ever since!  I grew up in Springfield, MO, which is where most of my family currently lives. I am happily married to my high school sweetheart, Phil Hotchkiss and I love spending time with my beagle, Henry Hound! 

    Through my past teaching experiences, I have learned that every child is unique and that it is my job to build on his or her strengths as they contribute to our classroom.  I also believe that children need a classroom environment that is supportive and nurturing, in which students feel accepted and work together in their learning.
    Please feel free to contact me anytime! The phone number at Mill Creek Elementary is 573-214-3280. My email address is vhotchkiss@cpsk12.org
    Thank you for your support!

    Mrs. Vesta Hotchkiss