Hello everyone! My name is Kate Rautenberg (R-out-en-berg) and I will be the new kindergarten teacher at Braintree Elementary. 

I am very excited to be moving back to the area with my husband, dog, and cat to be closer to family and work in such a wonderful community.  During the last year my little family and I have been living in Wyoming where I taught first grade.  Before living in Wyoming, I lived in New Hampshire and taught kindergarten for five years in a small k-12 school.  Teaching kindergarten is my true passion in life and I am very happy to be back helping students and parents transition into the world of school work and play.  Before I started teaching I attended the University of New Hampshire and majored in Family Studies with a specialty in the young child: birth through3rd grade.

When I am not playing and learning with students, I am busy taking pictures, traveling, hiking, biking, and/or enjoying the outdoors with my husband and pets.  I look forward to meeting you all and watching many local plays.