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I currently live in Poulsbo with my husband and three daughters. My oldest daughter, Lily, is five-years-old and loves dancing. She is very excited to be starting Kindergarden at Wilkes this year. My twins Abigail and Sophia just turned two in April. They are usually up to some sort of mischief, it's a good thing they are cute! My husband, Kyle is a commercial electrician, he enjoys scuba diving and spending time with the four of us girls. We do have one other guy in our house, Duke, our St. Bernard-Australian Cattle dog mix. He is a gentle giant and does a good job of taking care of the girls.
I grew up in the Poulsbo area I'm glad to be raising my daughters in North Kitsap. I love being in a small town where everyone knows your name.
In 2005, I graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelors in Childhood Development and a K-8 teaching certificate. After substituting for a year in North & South Kitsap school districts, I taught Music for a year at what used to be Christ the King Academy in Poulsbo. I then moved to Arizona to be closer to my brother and his family and help them out as my sister-in-law went back to school. While I was there, I taught 6th grade Language Arts and Reading at a middle school in South Tucson. I was inspired to further my education, so I moved up to Bellingham, WA, where I worked as a graduate assistant and finished my Masters in Education, with a concentration in Literacy, at Western Washington University. After finishing my Masters, I worked at a K-12 private school in Mukilteo, teaching fifteen 6th-8th graders. I taught all subjects, except science. I also taught the high school students a class in Journalism and I taught Music to the whole school! The next year I was hired at Moorlands Elementary in Kenmore, WA. I taught 6th grade for three years before we decided to move back to this side of the water. I was hired here at Sakai in 2014.
I am so excited to be teaching the age level I love and the subjects I am most passionate about.