Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Bemidji State University
Kayla Manske is a kindergarten and first-grade teacher who began her teaching career in 2017 and joined Falcon View
Connections Academy in 2021. Ms. Maske shares more below!
Why I Became a Teacher
I became a teacher because I truly enjoy forming relationships with students and helping them grow academically,
socially, and emotionally. I value the opportunity to help build the foundation of lifelong learning with my students.
The Online School Experience at Falcon View Connections Academy
I love teaching at Falcon View Connections Academy for a number of reasons! Teaching at Falcon View Connections Academy
allows me to get to know students and their families on a more personal level. I love that I have time built into my
schedule to meet with students one-on-one and in small groups to provide extra help or enrichment for them. Falcon View
Connections Academy allows students to learn at a pace and in a way that works for them. The teachers at Falcon View are
talented, helpful, and encouraging. It is a great school environment to be a part of. There is a lot of support offered
to students and teachers at Falcon View Connections Academy, which I really value. There are also many professional
The community at Falcon View Connections Academy is special because the students, families, and staff at Falcon View all
work together to support each other and help each student succeed! Falcon View Connections Academy offers an approach to
learning that allows students to be creative and grow academically, socially, and emotionally. It is a unique experience
to have students from all over Minnesota learning in the same school (and class). It gives students an opportunity to
learn about different areas of the state. The school goes above and beyond to make all staff, students, and families
At Falcon View Connections Academy, students learn the importance of working together and helping one another. Students
are shown that learning is not limited to a classroom; learning can take place anywhere they are.
— Ms. Manske
The Benefits of K–12 Online Learning
The benefit of teaching online is that students receive individualized instruction on a flexible schedule in an
environment that they are comfortable in. Students become proficient with computer skills simply by completing their
schoolwork each day. At Falcon View Connections Academy, students learn the importance of working together and helping
one another. Students are shown that learning is not limited to a classroom; learning can take place anywhere they are.
Message for Families Considering Online School
Falcon View Connections Academy provides a well-rounded, instructional experience that is differentiated to meet the
needs of each child. Students are able to learn at their own pace and within an environment they feel comfortable.
Some hobbies and interests of mine include being active and outdoors, spending time with my family, playing with my
puppy, traveling, soccer, and reading.