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!
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.