6th grade Science
Phone: 360 538 2170
I grew up in Montesano, WA where I attended Elementary and Secondary School. After High School, I received an AA from Grays Harbor College and my BA in Education from St. Martin's College. I have also earned a Masters in Education from Heritage College with a specialization in Professional Development.
I love using technology in my classroom, our students all have the use of their own iPod Touches and Chromebooks to use in class. Our view is that technology is used as a way to gather and share knowledge and ideas. Our access to the world in unlimited. Technology is invisible to today's students and I can not imagine teaching any other way.
While I specialize in Science and writing, my love is History. I greatly enjoy teaching 5th grade. I have taught the intermediate grades for nearly 20 years now and it is wonderful. There is never a dull moment. I was originally hired in 1998 to teach 3rd/4th grade at A. Young Elementary. The next year I transferred to Central Park where I have been ever since. Central Park is such a wonderful place to work and have your children attend. No other school in the district has the same "small town" feel that we have here. I love working at a school where I know every child's name. There is something to be said for that. My teaching partner is Mrs. Susan Ball, she is an amazing educator. It is an honor to be able to teach with her. We are such great friends we even had our pictures taken together!
I have a passion for gardening and photography. During the summer I spend many hours in my greenhouse. My children keep me very busy and we like to travel as much as we can. We enjoy our vacations to Mexico and Tahoe. Spending time with our extended family and friends is another way we fill our lives.
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