Kaufmann-Moore, Dale

About Me.......

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Hello.  I'd like to tell you a bit about myself.  This is my 13th year teaching, and I  love my job.   I haven't always been a teacher, and I actually didn't become a teacher until I was in my late 30's.  I had many adventures before I became a teacher.   My Mom always called me her free spirit, and so after moving to Oklahoma City and then to Austin, I finally ended up back in El Paso to finish my degree in business administration.  After completing my college education  (or so I thought), I travelled to Europe (mostly on my own and of course with my new foreign friends)  to see the world, or at least some of it.  After a little over two months and 12 countries later, I decided to come back to El Paso, and I took a job as a manager at Jaxon's Restaurant.  I learned much during my 10 years there,  and I loved the work.   However, when I became a mom at the age of 35, I decided I needed to  take a new path, and after parting ways with many dear friends and  co-workers, I decided to go back to school, for I heard a calling.  I became a teacher.  I am certified in special education (K-12) as well as a generalist (4-8).   
Besides being a busy teacher at a middle school, I am a mom to a wonderful young man (I do say so myself) who is now in high school.   He is my pride and joy, and I am very proud of his accomplishments.  We also have a dog, Digger, who makes our family complete.  He is a miniature dachshund and is cute as can be. For therapy, I play my guitar; it keeps me in tune with the world; pun intended.

How to reach me.......

Please feel free to email me at dakaufma@episd.org  or phone me at (915) 774-4080.  I usually check my emails before and after school, and am only in my classroom for 3rd and 5th  periods, so feel free to leave a message on my answer machine and I will get back to you ASAP. 

Quotes I like.......

       "The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision."
                Helen Keller

        "Things do not change, we change."
                David Thoreur

        "Kindness it the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see."
                 Mark Twaine