Mrs. Kaukinen is always enthusiastic, friendly, and quick to share a joke; for example, she often laughs about how the Grade 6's are always taller than her. She chuckles when the little kids can’t say her name and she’s heard many creative variations including “Kaukininja.” Once, she was even accidentally called "Grandpa".
She gathers many memories in her years teaching at SMS, including dressing up in fancy dresses and drinking tea on Titanic Day, and making Flat Stanleys with Grade 2. Leading the After School Care in the old Junior School computer lab was always fun, and she dreams
Why SMS? “St. Margaret's School Kindergarten girls make every day fun! I love learning alongside these amazing 5 year olds!”