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    Hello! My name is Kristen Fikes, and I'm excited to be a member of the Buhl family as a third grade teacher! I'll be teaching science, social studies, and writing. I've enjoyed teaching kindergarten and first grade in my four previous years at Buhl. I grew up in Tuscaloosa, and graduated from the University of Alabama in the Multiple Abilities Program in May 2016. With this degree, I am certified to teach elementary and special education students in kindergarten – sixth grade. I'm currently working towards my masters degree in special education through the University of West Alabama. During my free time I like to spend time with my husband, Brandon, see family and friends, draw, and play with our fur babies, Duke and Ellie. Third Grade is such an exciting time, and I’m so thankful that I have the opportunity to help these students love learning!