Welcome to my classroom website!
It's hard for me to believe that I have been teaching for 33 years! The first four years I taught 1st grade in Stockton, CA, and then moved to Elk Grove, CA where I taught 2nd and 3rd grade. When we moved to Idaho, I taught at Eagle Elementary and Chaparral Elementary, mostly in 4th grade. I am thankful for my varied teaching experiences, but love teaching 4th grade the most!
I have been happily married for 32 years, and I have two wonderful sons, Brent and Jaden. Brent is a BSU graduate and lives in the Boise area with his wife and 3 kids. Yes, I love my grandma role! Jaden is a 11th grader who loves sports, music, and video games. In my free time, I like to scrapbook, read, exercise, and spend time with my family. Together, we enjoy golfing, camping, and boating.
I believe every child is special and unique. I also believe that all children can learn and show significant progress. More learning takes place when children have a great attitude and a willingness to try. Learning is enhanced when it is fun and when the students take ownership of their learning. It is my desire to develop in children a love and enthusiasm for learning. Finally, learning is maximized with parental support and involvement, whether it be in the classroom or with conversations and encouragement at home. I hold high expectations for my students, both in academics and behavior, as I want all my students to reach their potential. This year we will make goals, work hard, and celebrate our successes!