Welcome to Mr. VanDeWalker's Class Website!

Hello everybody! Welcome to my website. This is my ninth year teaching at Kenyon-Wanamingo. I am blessed to have the opportunity each and every day to teach both 5th and 6th grade Physical Education and Health.  This year I will also be teaching a high school Physical Education class!  I am involved in athletics, as well. I coach JV football and JV baseball. 

I grew up in Wanamingo and graduated from KW in 2003. I then went to Luther College, a four-year liberal arts college in Decorah, Iowa. There I played a year of basketball and two more years of baseball. I graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education. I then took the next fall semester to student teach in Rochester, MN (John Adams Middle School, John Marshall High School, and Ben Franklin Elementary School). After student teaching, I went back to Luther and finished up my Health Education degree. Additionally, I received a minor in K-12 Education.  In 2013, I graduated from St. Catherine University with a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  My family and I live in Wanamingo.  My wife, Ashley, and I have two daughters, 3 year old Lexi Jo and 2 month old Liza James. We also have a cat named Lucy.

I believe in providing a safe and comfortable environment, where students can learn, make mistakes, and have fun during their time at school.  I have a passion for inspiring students to be physically active!  I often think of my class as "Growing Young Movers"!  Thank you for your support and dedication to your student's education and for encouraging them to stay active in their daily lives.

I encourage you to sign up for the KW 5th Grade Website, where you will find class schedules, lunch menus, homework assignments, and other announcements throughout the year.  Click on the link below to get signed up!

KW 5th Grade Website

If you ever need to contact me, shoot me an email at or call me at 789-6186 ext. 3225.

Contact: Kirby VanDeWalker