Degrees and Certifications:
Let me start off by saying I LOVE TEACHING! I love creating a postive and supportive classroom where your child feels loved, secure, and encouraged. I love using character education as a backbone in my classroom. We focus on being respectful towards others and being an asset within our community. The thing I love most about teaching first grade is watching a community unfold where students support each other, communicate with each other for problem solving skills, and enrich their education through discovery and application...the list can go in and on!
I'm sure you probably popped by to hear a little about me as well so here you go...
I have an amazing husband, Jarod, and two spicy sons, Brandon and Ryan. Jarod and I moved to Boise in 2005 and have been in love with Idaho ever since. We were married in September 2007 and welcomed Brandon in Septemeber 2008. He loves every superhero and is a phenominal big brother. Ryan, our "little energetic one" loves to play with legos and play imagination games with his big brother. He is the most friendly 6 year old and will talk your ear off.... not sure where he gets that trait!!! We love spending time together as a family riding bikes, camping, and BBQing with friends. Without these three guys in my life, I wouldn't be who I am today.
As for the education side of Mrs. Stred, I graduated from California State University, Sacramento in winter of 2000 and then attended San Francisco State University to attain my California Teaching Credential. I began teaching in 2002 where I taught First Grade for four years prior to moving to Idaho. Once I was here, I moved to Kindergarten double sessions for 9 years!!! I might have received a few of my gray hairs during that time frame! I came back to First Grade in 2015 and am so glad to be here and teaching my 16th year with your little one. As you can probably tell I am passionate about what I do and I hope to share that enthusiam with your family this year.