Hello and welcome to fifth grade.
I am very excited to continue teaching fifth grade teacher this year. For the past 13 years I have taught here at McDermoth Elementary and before I was a substitute teacher for a year and a half.
Upon graduating from Aberdeen High School, I chose to attend Grays Harbor Community College where I received an Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies and an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.
In 1999 I ventured to Pullman, Washington to pursue a degree in Elementary Education. I enjoyed I my time in Pullman and the program at Washington State University was great but I was ready to come back to Grays Harbor. I student taught at McDermoth in 2001 and was then hired in 2003.
While working at McDermoth I have continued my education by receiving my Professional Teaching Certificate from Seattle Pacific University. I have also been a member of many committees through Aberdeen School District that have also added to my breadth of knowledge. I am excited to begin the implementation of AVID into our elementary schools. For more information regarding AVID, check out www.avid.org
I look forward to a fantastic year!
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