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I have found that Star Middle School is a great place to teach and learn. This is my 37th year teaching, and I love what I do. I have taught students in grades 3 - 9, spending most of my years with 6th and 5th graders in a middle school environment. I truly love seeing the light bulb go on when students "get it" and then challenge themselves to even deeper learning - not to mention that they are just so much fun!
Aside from school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, children & spouses and grandchildren, watching the sport of the season, walking (especially the golf course), sitting poolside, traveling, meeting up with friends, and working puzzles.
I have lived and taught in Iowa (Osage), Idaho (Declo & Burley), and Minnesota (Fridley). I enjoy the long warm summer season here in the Treasure Valley, but look forward to visits back to Minnesota and Iowa where my youngest 2 sons and their wives live, as well as, a new granddaughter. (Another precious arrival is due this January - I can't wait.) My oldest son, his wife, and my 2 grandsons live here (just a few miles away from me) - it is wonderful to have the opportunity to see them so often.