About Mrs. WalterI've been teaching fifth grade on Bainbridge for over 20 years, including the first year Sakai opened.My favorite part of teaching is watching students build confidence - new skills that once seemed so difficult can be mastered with determination and practice. The expert at anything was once a beginner!I live in Kingston with my husband, Eric, two boys - Liam, age 14 and Noah, age 18 - our golden retriever dog, Siena, and our cat, Willow. Most of my free time is spent shuttling my boys to football, soccer and basketball practices and games. Other favorite family activities include watching sports and movies, reading, camping, biking, hiking, skiing/snowboarding, disc golfing, beach fort building and fishing.I graduated from Washington State University, but my son is a freshman at the University of Washington, which is also my husband's alma mater...so the Apple Cup is quite an event in our household. Every year we bet a pie on the game...boy have I made a lot of banana cream pie over the years. Go Cougs!