I am a Western Washington University graduate. My degree focused on Language, Literacy, and Cultural Studies. This means I have tools to help students who speak a language other than English learn in my classroom. These strategies assist me in reaching all students in my classroom with my teaching, benefitting English Language Learners (ELLs) and students whose first language is English.
I am excited to learn with my first graders and their families this school year! I believe in having a growth mindset and hold both myself and my students to the goal of having this mindset every day. This means that there is always room to grow, improve, and learn. I look forward to learning about each student in my classroom, as well as about the family that supports and loves this student. I want to know what students enjoy both inside and outside of school, what their goals are, and what environment they learn best in (to name a few things). Here’s to a great year as a Hillcrest Hawk!