Degrees and Certifications:
BA Elementary Ed. NNU, 1983 MA Arts Integration Lesley University, 2009
I've been officially teaching for 25 years, but began "teaching" on my front porch before I ever stepped through the doors of a classroom. Both of my parents spent their days working as a teacher, principal or administrator in public education, so I guess you could say it's in my blood!
I love teaching, and especially love third graders. For me, it's the perfect age...just enough independence, but young enough to still love on you! These 8-9 year olds bring a smile to me every day!
When not in the classroom, I enjoy checking up on my three grown sons and daughter-in-law, spending time with my extended family, and eating my brother Tim's slow-smoked pulled pork! I also love catching a good movie with friends, although that has sadly been put on hold with the current Covid situation.
Speaking of family, my first grandson, Emmett came into our world last May very prematurely at 25 weeks, weighing 1 lb. 8 oz. It has been a summer full of prayers and hopes as my son and his wife have watched this precious boy struggle and fight for each week of growth in the NICU. After a much needed trip to Seattle for heart surgery in early July, Emmett is back at St. Luke's and is beginning to thrive. We are all so grateful, and I am looking so forward to the day when I can finally meet my grandson in person!
I am thrilled to be teaching here at Chief Joseph! I love the staff, the support, and especially the amazing kids here that we have the privilege of teaching.
** In order to help you with your school shopping, I would like to clarify a few items from the district 3rd grade list that students will need in school. The 3-Ring binder they need should be no larger than 1inch wide. All students will need 2 "Composition Books", NOT the spiral notebooks. Also, black and blue ink pens are NOT needed, just red pens. I would also prefer that Sanitizing wipes along with 1 bottle of hand sanitizer be bought. Batteries DO NOT need to be purchased. We always run low on pencils, so please send plenty while they are on sale! Do not send more than 24 crayons, a set of 12 colored markers, and 12-24 colored pencils. Finally, please purchase Elmer's Glue-All instead of School Glue. The school glue is watered down and ruins many art projects. ALL supplies need to fit inside of a small, regular size pencil box. Desks do not have room for larger boxes.
See you in August!