Welcome to First Grade!

As a first grade team, we are priviledged to be teaching and guiding your child down a year full of exploration  and discovery. We look forward to a year of exciting learning! We work hard at developing a safe, caring, comfortable environment for all. We appreciate your partnership and support through a year that promises to be fun and memorable.

     Personally, I am especially excited to begin my second year of teaching first grade within the amazing community of Highland Terrace Elementary! My background began growing up in New Jersey, where I later attended University of Delaware to obtain a BS in elementary and special education. While visiting Portland, OR in 2003, I fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and decided to call it home. In between teaching within public and private schools around the Seattle area, I have had opportunities to teach in countries around the world, including China, Nepal, India and Colombia. I am excited to peak curiosities and share stories of travel and adventure with your child as we explore the many wonderful facets of our world together this school year. 

     We will certainly have a wonderful year together as members of the Room 7 community! I look forward to meeting all of you over the upcoming weeks. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, comments or celebrations!