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Sylvia Setterberg


My name is Sylvia Setterberg.  This will be my second year teaching Kindergarten at Hawthorn Academy.  Before becoming a teacher I was a teacher’s aide in Kindergarten for 7 years.  During these years I found I enjoyed helping the teacher lay a strong foundation for a kindergartner’s academic career.  I decided that this is what I wanted to do too.  So I went back to school and earned a Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies K-6 from Western Governors University.

I’ve been married to my best friend, Carlos, for 27 years.  We have two children – Katie (married her best friend, Buck, last year) and Spencer (graduated from high school Spring 2020). We are adoptive parents to a sweet dog, Cosmo.

I love working with the students and faculty/staff at Hawthorn Academy.  I’m excited for the challenges of the coming year and the opportunities I will have to help Kindergarteners become better learners, citizens and friends.

Setterberg Trivia:

Current Favorite color: rusty orange

Current favorite book: The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

Current Favorite food: home-grilled hamburgers

Current Favorite treat: Peanut M&Ms (or anything with chocolate)

Current Favorite song: Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Izrael Kamakawiwo’ole)

Current Favorite movie: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

Current Favorite pastimes: reading, traveling, sewing, spending time with family, nature watching