Phone: (425) 335-1525 ext. 3526
Classroom: Room 4 at Mt. Pilchuck Elementary
Hi there! It is my second year teaching kindergarten at Mt. Pilchuck Elementary School, and I absolutely love it! I grew up in the Lake Stevens School District, attending Sunnycrest Elementary, North Lake Middle School, Cavelero Mid High, and Lake Stevens High School, so it's very rewarding to be teaching in the school district that helped form who I am today. I graduated from LSHS in 2011 and I was in the "Top Ten" of my class. For my continuing education, I attended Western Washington University at their extension site at Everett Community College. While in my last year at WWU, I student taught in Mrs. Peterson's first grade classroom at Mt. Pilchuck Elementary School. I graduated from WWU in 2016 with my major in special education and bachelor's degree in elementary education. I was very drawn to continue teaching at Mt. Pilchuck Elementary School since I had spent a year here developing a positive rapport with the staff and students here. Thankfully, I was offered a kindergarten position, so I got to stay here "on the Mountain"! I learned a lot teaching on my own during the 2016-2017 school year. I feel refreshed after summer break and I'm eager to put all my learning into use to make my second year teaching even more successful!
My goal for the 2017-2018 school year is to create a positive classroom environment where the students are eager to learn, yet not afraid to make mistakes either. I believe it's important for the students to work hard and to play hard as well. Between learning letters/sounds, counting to 100, recognizing sight words, writing stories, naming shapes and much more, we still need to let them be little! Since kindergarteners are still developing socially and emotionally, there is a lot of importance in teaching them the skills to share, to problem solve using kind words, to take turns, and to be a good friend. I look forward to working with each of my students' family to help their kindergarten child grow academically and emotionally. I will communicate mostly through e-mails, my weekly newsletters sent home on Fridays, and the Wednesday folders with classroom and school information. Please do not hesitate to e-mail me with questions or concerns.
Welcome to Kindergarten!