Get to know me...
This is my fourth year teaching fifth grade at Sakai. It is wonderful working with students who come to school excited to learn surrounded by a community that truly values education.
I have loved to read since I could put two sentences together and was absorbed into the worlds my books opened up to me. I spend many summer days and winter nights and all those in between lost in the pages of a book. My goal is to encourage a child to find a book, a series, a genre that they love and let them fall in love!
Writing was more challenging when I was a child. I learned to find my way by writing about what I loved. I had an English teacher that let me choose what I could write about and where I wanted to write it. I would sit on a bean bag in her room with a clipboard and a clean piece of paper and create my masterpiece. It was liberating to write for fun. My classroom is set up exactly the same!
We will have a great year filled with many great books, learning experiences and new friendships formed.
I went to Washington State University - Go Cougs! I am a BIG Seahawks fan. I have lived all around the world including Italy and Japan. I now live here on Bainbridge Island with my husband Greg, two boys, Gunnar and Gage, and dog, Blakely. Gunnar will be entering 6th grade and Gage in 4th grade.