Christine Burchfield

Christine Burchfield, a preschool teacher at Pineview Elementary School in Iowa Falls, greets students in her 4-year-old afternoon class on Sept. 30. Burchfield, who is in her 32nd year of teaching, made the switch to preschool five years ago.

When Christine Burchfield is in a room full of adults, she feels awkward. But put a child in that group, and she gravitates toward them.

“I connect with children and I feel most at ease with them,” said Burchfield, who teaches preschool at Pineview Elementary in Iowa Falls. “I just love their love.”

Christine Burchfield

Christine Burchfield, a preschool teacher at Pineview Elementary School in Iowa Falls, leads students in her 4-year-old afternoon class in a song on Sept. 30, 2021. Burchfield, who is in her 32nd year of teaching, made the switch to preschool five years ago.

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