I have been a classroom teacher for 10 years in third, fourth, and fifth grades teaching all subjects. I am currently a 5th grade ELA teacher.
I'm a hands-on, get up and move, think deeply kind of teacher. I love having my students work collaboratively, but I also value the importance of independent thinking. I'm always up for tackling a new challenge and try to inspire my students to do the same. I believe mistakes are proof of learning (that includes the teacher's mistakes) and always try to infuse fun, laughter, and creativity into every lesson I teach.
2009 1st Place Runner-Up Ivars/Kidd Valley Teacher of the Year 2010 PTA Teacher of the Year 2015 Campus Teacher of the Year
Bachelors of Arts in Education from Western Washington University
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Science, ELA Test Prep, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Word Problems, General Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Mental Math, Halloween, The New Year, Martin Luther King Day, Decimals, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, End of Year, Classroom Community