I am in my ninth year teaching on Bainbridge Island.
I am originally from South Dakota but went to college in Minnesota and worked in early childhood education in the Minneapolis area. I left Minneapolis a few years to teach in other countries. I taught preschool in Lahore, Pakistan for one year and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Namibia, Africa for two years. I worked with teachers in Namibia. In the summer of 2008 I spent three weeks in Bali, Indonesia with other teachers learning about Indonesian art and culture. I plan to incorporate cultural activities into our lessons throughout the year.
My son Elliot is four and a half and on the go this summer. At the beginning and end of the summer we visited relatives in the South Dakota and Minnesota. We have enjoyed the wonderful sunny summer; exploring beaches and playing outside. We also returned to Bali this year with Elliot.
I am looking forward to my new position as Reading Specialist part-time at Ordway amd Commodore.