Washington Elementary | Kindergarten
My name is Darlene Rhodes. I am originally from Verdigre, NE and graduated from there in 1990. I received my my Bachelor’s degree from Wayne State College with an Endorsement in K-8 Elementary Education.
I am married to Todd Rhodes. He is also in education and is the superintendent at Maxwell Public School. We have 4 children, Mika, Kylan, Kiera and Carson. When I have some free time I enjoy being with my family, camping, and reading.
I have taught kindergarten at Washington Elementary since 2011 and I was at Buffalo Elementary in 5th and kindergarten since 2006. Before teaching at North Platte I have taught in grades K-5 at Sidney Public School (K), Wood River Public Schools ( 5th and 6th) , Sandy Creek Public School (1st and 2nd grade reading and math), St. Peters Lutheran School (6th-8th gr.), Dist. #96 country school in Meadow Grove, NE (gr. 4-7th), Centennial Public School (1st gr.).
Our mission at Washington Elementary is to ensure that students acquire the knowledge and skills that will prepare them for middle school and high school. We work to be sure our students are happy, respectful, and responsible. We are constantly working with our students to become lifelong learners who understand that the choices they make today will affect their tomorrow. Upon departing our school, every child leaves with positive self-esteem, a love for learning, and the skills necessary to be successful. Our motto is “Believe, Achieve, Succeed!”