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Welcome to first grade! This is my seventeenth year at Echo Lake and my twelfth year (oh my!) in first grade. I can’t wait to see how much our class learns and grows. We are going to read, write, count, sing, dance, laugh, and share our way through this school year. Look out!

Our Teacher

I have taught for seventeen years in the Shoreline School District here at Echo Lake. Prior to this, I worked in a middle school as an ELL Title 1 assistant, and before that in a Montessori school in a primary classroom.

I grew up in Vermont and still have my parents there. I received my undergraduate degree (Liberal Arts BA) from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. I earned my Masters in Teaching at the University of Washington in 2000.

Hobbies/ interests: reading, reading, reading, sewing, baking, crafting, walking, trying to garden, hearing live music and movies.  I have two lovely, and tall, stepdaughters (Ruby and Iris) who go to school in Seattle.  I have two nephews and a niece who live in Canada and I visit them as much as possible!  I also love to travel back east to see my folks in Vermont.