Largo-Tibet Teacher of the Year 2019-2020
Mrs. Van Scherpenseel
Largo-Tibet Elementary School
Mrs. Kayla van Scherpenseel grew up on Wilmington Island with her parents and older sister. She attended May Howard Elementary and Coastal Middle School. She graduated from Sol C. Johnson High School in 2007. She is a proud product of Savannah-Chatham schools.
Mrs. van Scherpenseel attended Armstrong State University after graduating high school. In 2013, she graduated from ASU with a bachelor’s of science in education. She earned her first teaching job at Largo-Tibet Elementary School as a kindergarten teacher.
While working at LTES, Mrs. van Scherpenseel taught as a kindergarten teacher for two years and is now entering into her fifth year as a first grade teacher. In the past six years at LTES, she has served as a mentor teacher, grade level data representative, chair for first grade, and a member of the school Leadership Team. Mrs. van Scherpenseel is entering into her third year as the co-facilitator of Largo-Tibet Elementary’s Leader in Me initiative and the school’s Lighthouse Team.
After nine years together, Mrs. van Scherpenseel and her now husband, Paul, married in Savannah in June of 2018. Shortly after, they adopted a sweet but sassy puppy named Ellie.
Over the years, Mrs. van Scherpenseel has witnessed and participated in the growth of LTES. With such a supportive staff family, student body, and community she is proud to serve as Largo-Tibet Elementary’s 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year!