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, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Science, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Mental Math, Halloween, The New Year, Martin Luther King Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, End of Year, Classroom Community