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My name is Kathy Critchfield and I am currently a first grade teacher at Mt. Pilchuck Elementary. 2017-2018 is my 34th year of teaching in Washington State in the Seattle and Lake Stevens School Districts. I originally began my career as a intermediate elementary teacher in the Seattle School District. When I moved to Lake Stevens, I found I dearly enjoy the enthusiasm and the love of learning of the first and second graders! My masters was in Curriculum Instruction @ Western, with an emphasis on integration of curriculum which I employ daily in my classroom. My classroom is active with many hands-on activities tying in science, math, art, and social studies. I have taught split classes (two grades in one class ) for over a dozen years, so I am used to individualizing instruction to children's abilities as needed. When I am not teaching, I am either outside gardening, walking, or busy with my pastels drawing animals, landscapes, flowers and old barns. I am a professional artist and involved in two local art guilds.