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Mrs. VanNess

Welcome to Hill City Elementary Fourth Grade! I am excited about this upcoming year and getting the chance to help you grow as a student. 
I have been a teacher at Hill City Elementary since 2000. Prior to living in the beautiful Black Hills, I taught twelve years in Wagner, SD and two years in Clear Lake, SD. In my years as an educator, I've taught kindergarten, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade. The years have flown by and I can hardly believe that 30 plus years have passed. Wow!
Originally, I'm from the Pacific Northwest, specifically the western sides of the states of Washington and Oregon. I graduated from high school and went to college in Oregon. I love going back to the Northwest to visit my family and grab some lungfuls of Pacific Ocean air at the coast. 
My husband, Keith, and I love living in the Black Hills of South Dakota, especially here in Hill City. We enjoy working on our house and yard, spending time with our family and friends, and exploring all the awesome places in the Hills.