Hello families and friends,
Welcome to my first grade classroom! I'm delighted to be part of the Blakely school community, and I'm thrilled to be your child's teacher. First grade is such a special year of wonder, growth, learning, play, work, friendship, and exploration.
I've been teaching kindergarten and first grade since 2002. I love the enthusiasm and curiosity of this age group. As an undergraduate and graduate student, I attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. I earned my BA in English Literature (with a German minor), as well as my Master of Arts in Teaching. In 2008, I earned my National Board Teacher Certification in early childhood literacy.
We will have a wonderful year together. I look forward to getting to know your child and you.
Warmly, Christine Marion
"Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire." --William Butler Yeats