Mrs. Utecht
  •      Hello!  I'm Mrs. Utecht and I was born in Oklahoma City, OK.  My family also lived in Colorado and Texas before settling in Pittsburg, Kansas.  I graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1989.  I attended Concordia University in Seward, NE and graduated in 1993 with a B.S. in Education with an Art Concentration.  I first taught in Battle Creek, NE.  I was a Reading Recovery teacher and taught Elementary Art.  In 1999, I moved to Redfield, SD and stayed at home for about 8 years.  During that time, I taught Library School at the Redfield Carnegie Library, and Art Camps each summer at my home.  I began teaching Kindergarten at Redfield in 2008 and taught Kindergarten for 9 years.  I currently teach Art to grades 1-12.  My husband's name is Pete and we have 3 children--Noel (21), Mic (19) and Kyra (16).  My hobbies include baking, reading, traveling and creating art!  I am looking forward to seeing the students again and plan to have a great year!