I work to provide a structured environment filled with whole and small group targeted instruction and academic exploration as well as time for social interaction and development. Within this structure, I believe in incorporating music, singing, dance, movement, drama, hats, puppets and smiles!
Learning is accomplished best when learning and teaching are fun!
I am fortunate to have lived in this area all of my life. I graduated from Snohomish High School in 1974 and received a B.A. in Communication and Theatre Arts from the University of Puget Sound in 1978. I worked in my family's pharmacy and home health supply business for fifteen years. I then returned to school and earned my teaching certificate from City University in 1994. I have taught kindergarten at Skyline Elementary since the 1994-1995 school year.
I have been happily married for over 30 years to a former high school teacher who is currently a wildlife biology field researcher and artist. We have two grown daughters. In addition to teaching, I am a part time sportscaster, calling high school football and basketball games on Fox Sports 1380 KRKO radio in Everett. I am involved in community theater as an actor with the Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts in Marysville. I am an avid bicyclist, commuting to school as well as participating in Cascade Bicycle Club group rides. I also love to read.
"The human spirit is not measured by the
size of the act but by the size of the heart."