Mrs. Van Norman



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Van Norman

Welcome to Maplewood Elementary fifth grade.  I am so excited to begin another great year.


I received my BA in Elementary Education in 1983 from Stetson University in DeLand, FL.  During my teaching career, I have taught several different grade levels from first to fifth.  I came to Maplewood Elementary in 1992, the year it opened.  Previously, I taught at South Ocala Elementary and, in Volusia County, at Orange City Elementary School.  This will be my twenty-first year in fifth grade and the thirty-fifth year of my teaching career.


I knew I wanted to teach the first day of my second grade experience, even though my path to teaching wasn't the straightest way.  I worked in banking right out of high school.  Several years later I went to work at Stetson University.  I took classes and completed my degree while continuing to work full time.  In my spare time I like to read, sing, sew, love on my kitties, kayak, camp, and travel.


I enjoy teaching and helping students succeed.  I believe together, parents, student, and teacher, make a great team and look forward to working with you and your child this school year.


If you have any questions or concerns, the quickest way to contact me is via email: or Class Dojo.