Cynthia Rowden

3rd Grade

Hello!  My name is Cynthia (Cindy) Rowden and I am the third grade teacher for KCS. In 1987, I obtained my Bachelor of Education degree from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas.  I have taught for 32 years in public schools: 27 years for Ector County ISD and 4 for Mesquite ISD.  During those years, I taught Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and 6th grades.  I was also a Curriculum Specialist before moving to the Dallas area.  I am starting my 4th year teaching here at Kaufman Christian School.  The Lord has blessed me by helping to fulfill a dream to teach in a private school  and I am so grateful! Children are an inspiration and I love their energy and excitement they bring to my classroom on a daily basis!  I am fascinated to watch them create, learn, apply, and find answers to their questions and mine.

I am married to the love of my life and best friend, Mark.  Mark is a Police Chief for a neighboring school district.  We have been married 34 years and have 2 boys, Chrystopher (29) and Jonathyn (14).  Our family attends Country Bible Church and we are involved in activities there.

During my free time I enjoy cooking, reading, “playing” with my plants, camping, and crafts for the house and garden.

3rd Grade Supply List

  • 1- 3 ring binder with pockets (1 1/2" plain, no Trapper Keepers or zip notebooks)
  • 2-  plastic folders with pockets and brads,1 red, 1 blue
  • 1- pkg 8 count tab dividers (without pockets)
  • 1- 12” ruler (with inches and centimeters, no flexible)
  • 1- pair Fiskar’s scissors (pointed)
  • 1- handheld pencil sharpener
  • 1- box 12 colored pencils
  • 1- large glue stick (or 2 small)
  • 2- composition notebooks
  • 6- red pens(with caps on the end)
  • 6- black pens (with caps on the end)
  • 2- yellow hi-lighters
  • 2- large pink erasers
  • 1- pkg(doz) #2 pencils(sharpened, Ticonderoga please)
  • 1- pkg Crayola Washable Markers (8 ct)
  • 1- wide ruled 70 page spiral notebook
  • 2- boxes Kleenex
  • 1- NIV Bible, paperback (not children’s or youth)
  • 2- reams white copy paper (500 count each)
  • 1- large hand sanitizer with pump
  • 2- containers of Lysol wipes
  • 1- roll paper towels
  • 1- zipper pouch
  • 1- plastic supply box size 5x8
  • $10.00 for music recorder (if you do not have one)

Backpacks and lunch boxes must be generic. They may have designs or be multi-colored, but we ask that they not promote any advertisements of any other school, movie, TV, or cartoon character, business, or organization. The backpack’s brand name, such as Jansport, L.L. Bean, Champion, etc. is acceptable as long as it is not a design.