About Mrs. Kaliher

I have been teaching in Sarasota County since 1988. After a year in 
Kindergarten I was ‘promoted’ to the wonderful world of 1st grade and have 
been here ever since!  Originally from Connecticut, I earned my Bachelor’s  
Degree in Elementary Education from Southern Connecticut State University 
before relocating to Florida.  I have a Master’s Degree in Exceptional 
Student Education from Ave Maria University.  My certifications are in Early 
Childhood and Elementary Education.  I am ESOL endorsed.  I pride myself in 
developing a classroom community rich with cooperative learning in a 
structured yet flexible environment.  My students feel respected which allows 
them to thrive in a nurturing, loving atmosphere.  Classroom expectations are 
well defined which provides the opportunity for all students to maximize 
their learning gains and reach their highest potential.  

I have been married to my wonderful husband, David, for 35 years and we have 
four amazing children; three daughters, Kaitlin (married to Kent and an Elementary Reading Coach 
in Polk County), Korinne, and Keleigh, and one son, Kiernan; 
ranging in age from 26 to 32.  I am known as Mimi to my 2 grandchildren - Elliette, 3, and Emmett, 3 months. Our 
chihuahuas, Jack and Miley, rule the house!  When I have spare time, I enjoy 
spending time with my family, reading, and going to the beach.


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