Kindergarten News

Mrs. Balk's Bio

I am very excited to be your child's Kindergarten teacher at STA. I feel very blessed to be apart of the STA family. This is my third year teaching Kindergarten and my tenth year teaching. I have a masters degree from the UN of Phoenix.

I am happily married to Joe Balk and together we have three amazing girls. Joe is retired from the US Air Force after proudly serving our country for 27 years. He is working as a civilian on base. Brittany graduated from WSU. Elizabeth is attending WSU and Clara is in her senior year at KMC. 

I enjoy spending my summer relaxing at our lake home in Minnesota with family.  


Mrs. Morton Bio

All About Me!

Hello! My name is Kim Morton.  I received my BA from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. After a short stay in Tulsa, OK my family moved to Wichita where I received my teaching credentials from Wichita State University.  We were welcomed into this Catholic family at STA and felt so fortunate that our children could have a Catholic education.

My husband, Paul, and I have been married for 26 years. We have 3 daughters; Zoey, Portia, and Allegra. Zoey, a graduate of KU, and Portia and Allegra are attending  KU. My husband and I believe the educational system at Saint Thomas Aquinas has prepared our children academically as well as spiritually and socially for high school, college and beyond.

I am excited to be starting my 9th year of teaching kindergarten here at Saint Thomas Aquinas.

Outside of the classroom, I spend time with my family.  Running, gardening, yoga, cooking and teaching children are my favorite hobbies.