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Welcome Fourth Grade Families!

Fourth graders are at a wonderful stage of development in which they have gained many skills including working cooperatively in groups.  They are able to produce projects with details and more complex information.  The books they choose at this level contain well developed, rich characters.  Fourth graders are beginning to think abstractly and understand themselves, others, and situations with more depth and nuances.  Their ability to make inferences is becoming much stronger. The remarkable growth ten and eleven year old children make is a joy to observe. I feel privileged to participate in this year of growth for our children.


“Play is not only our creative drive; it’s a fundamental mode of learning.” ~ David Elkind (psychologist, author)

Professional History

* Bachelor's Degree with a major in art from Gonzaga University
* Teaching Certificate earned at Seattle University
* Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction specializing in Integrated Teaching through the Arts from Lesley University.  
* Master's Degree in Marriage, Family, Child Counseling from William Lyon University
* Washington State Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist
* 34 years teaching grades K-8 in both public and private schools, including individual tutoring.
* 10 years counseling in schools, agencies and private practice.


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