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Education background

I am a graduate of Valparaiso University with a major in Elementary Education with an additional degree in Psychology. I also have a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education  with a focus on reading in the primary grades.


I have been teaching Kindergarten in Union Township since 1999.

How to reach me!

I will answer all e-mails by noon and/or 4:00 each day.

I will return all phone calls by 4:00 each day.


School Phone 759-2508


About Mrs. Koch

This is my 15th year teaching full day kindergarten at Simatovich. I feel so

lucky to be able to teach kindergartners and to be able to watch them grow

and move upward through the grades. I enjoy working with the many wonderful families and staff members here at JSE.  


I have a daughter named Courtney, also an Elementary Teacher, and a son named Christian, who is a student at Purdue. I have 2 cats and 2 fish. I have been married to William, who is an attorney and radio show host, for 25 years. I enjoy reading, baking(not cooking!) and traveling to National Parks. I also enjoy boating and gardening.