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 Hello, New Fourth Grade Families!
        Welcome to Fourth Grade and NYOS Lamar Campus. I am so excited to be teaching your children this year!
        This is my second time through the 4th/5th loop, after teaching 2nd/3rd at the Kramer campus for 4 years. Before that, I taught English in South Korea for twelve years, where I met my wife Sihyun, and our two boys, Joshua and Jaden, were born. Living abroad for this length of time and being part of a multi-ethnic family has brought me so much joy, as well as deep appreciation of my students' cultural backgrounds and family influences. 
        Please subscribe to my teacher webpage by clicking the button on the right. I will use this page throughout the year to provide updates of what's going on in class, field trip photos, and student work. If you have any immediate concerns, please use my NYOS email ( to reach me. Tabs on the right will direct you to specific info, including class schedule and Outdoor School information.
        Here's looking forward to a great year!
Mr. Kolenbrander 
        Please access the online Student Information Sheet HERE to supply me with your contact information and additional information about your student!


First field trip of the year today to the Bob Bullock Museum! Kids had a great time. Please see the Photo Album tab on the right side of the page for more photos!