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    Hello!

    I am starting my eighth year teaching Kindergarten and I love it! My prior experience has been teaching Preschool and Special Education. I have a BA in Child Development from California State University, Sacramento.  I received my Teaching Certificate (Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education Endorsements) and Masters in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College.

    My family and I have lived on Bainbridge Island for twenty-eight years. My daughter, Blair (33), and my son Drew (31), attended Blakely Elementary from Kindergarten to fifth grade! Blair and her husband, Sam, have two sons named Gideon who turns 3 on Halloween and Tobias who is 2 weeks old!!!!!!

    My favorite thing to do is to READ. I love to travel and have visited many schools around the world. I really like to camp and hike, and also enjoy cozy activities like knitting (I make hats that look like vegetables), sewing quilts and baking cookies. My ALL time favorite thing to do is to get up each morning, drive 1 mile to work and hang-out with the best crowd imaginable - KINDERGARTNERS!!!!!!!