3rd Grade

3rd Grade Team Ms. VanSlyke Mrs. Botsford
Left to Right: Ms VanSlyke, Mrs. Botsford
Ms. Katrina VanSlyke – In the four years that I have been teaching, somehow each class is my favorite. Although the title, 3rd Grade Homeroom teacher is my role, it is so much more. Developing that personal relationship with each child is vital to our success. I absolutely love my job at Greater Heights Academy and the family that we have created.
As my students know, I love to cook, both in the class and at home. Reading is a lifelong passion and I am a self proclaimed word nerd! I also enjoy sports, including golf, my beloved Detroit Tigers, Red Wings and Lions.
Mrs. Jackie Botsford – Hello! My name is Jackie Botsford. I am the lead teacher for grades 3rd through 6th and I am the reading teacher for 3rd grade. I have been teaching in Flint for five years now and LOVE it! I enjoy building relationships with my students and their families. I have a passion to see every one of my students grow as readers. I will be graduating with my master’s degree from UM-Flint, this June, in Public Administration. I am confident my learning and experiences will make a difference in education!