Andrea DeCou 
    2nd grade
    Email: adecou@asd5.org
    Phone: 360 538-2130
    This is my fifth year teaching at A.J. West and I really think I have found "the best" school!  I've looped with my class from last year and am amazed at how much they've grown over the summer!  The year has started out great and each day is jammed packed with learning! We're doing STEM, finding out how the Superkids (our reading curriculum) has changed s the characters are now second graders, and diving right back into writing and math.
    I attended a conference this summer that trained me on the AVID program (Achievement Via Individual Determination). I am seeing my students really work to have a growth mindset. They are also understanding the steps they need to take to keep on track for college or a career.  Yes, even at second grade, kids can plan for their future!
    As background, I went to North Seattle Community College, then received my BA degree in Communications from Western Washington University. I received a Masters in Teaching Degree from City University of Seattle.
    I love living at the beach with my dog Cindy and cat Marco.  I love to walk my dog on the beach and to curl up with my cat on the couch to read or watch TV. 
     2000 year old tree and me