Welcome to Eagelview 5th Grade! I am excited to be a part of this amazing team for 6 years now. I was born in Wisconsin and raised in Illinois. For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a teacher. I loved to stay after school and help my teacher grade papers. I went to Illinois State University where I received my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. After graduation, I moved to southern California where I taught a variety of grade levels for 12 years. I never can get enough of the change and growth I see in the children every year. I optained my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Educational Technology through Concordia University, Portland.
At home, I am busy driving my son and daughter to dance, baseball and flag football. As a family, we love to hike, camp, travel the country (and someday world), snowboard and paddleboard. Next to teaching, I love to travel. My life goal is to see all 50 states and all 7 Continents. I only have 5 more states to go before I complete my state list! One of my favorite parts of traveling is the ability to take the knowledge of the history and cultures to my students at school. When I have some down time, I enjoy reading and trying new foods and restaurants.
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