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Welcome to my fourth grade website. This is my tenth year teaching at Gateway. I love teaching and feel that there is no greater contribution that I can make to this country than to do my job well. I am extremely serious about having fun and learning as much as we can.
I am married with two children; my oldest daughter, Sarah, works at Hewlett Packard here in Boise and my youngest daughter, Anna, will be a senior at Centennial High School this year. Both girls went to school here at Gateway. My husband, Brent, works for Hewlett Packard, too. Last Christmas season, we celebrated our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. We met in high school Spanish class back in Wichita, Kansas. I never thought I would leave Kansas, but a job opportunity brought us to Idaho in 1996 and we've enjoyed making a home in this beautiful state ever since.
I've had a busy and fun summer. My in-laws celebrated their 50th anniversary this summer and we had a big party for that with lots of family around. Brent, the girls and I spent a week in Colorado at a family reunion with my parents and siblings. I swam in the pool, had friends over and got my toes done a couple of times. In between all the fun activities, I worked on some of the amazing stuff we’re going to do this year!
Along with two children, our family has a dear and treasured dog named Ginger. I'll try not to bore you too much with stories about her, but it'll be hard because she's so cute! I'm excited to spend my days in school with you fourth graders!