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Mrs. DiBene

Hello!  My name is Kristi DiBene and I am really looking forward to having your child in my kindergarten class this year. I would like to share a little bit about myself!

  I am from the Midwest, Omaha, Nebraska.  I graduated from Central Missouri State University in 2001 with my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology.  After graduation, I lived and worked in Kansas City and then St. Louis.  This is where I met my husband and we made the move to Florida. I have two boys, Vito and Gino, who have been at Sallie Jones Elementary.  I also have two older step-children, Anthony and Samantha.  I am certified in Elementary Education K-3 and this will be my 6th year teaching at Sallie Jones Elementary.



My mission statement is to make a difference in students' lives each day through fun learning experiences to develop their educational foundation.  My classroom will be a positive and exciting learning environment so that children are academically engaged and feel safe and cared for.