Welcome to 5th grade! I am so excited to be apart of your and/or your child's education this year!
A Little About Me:
This is my 12th year of teaching and I can't imagine doing anything else! Previously, I taught at Skyway Elementary, 1st and 4th grade for three years each, then I spent 6 years teaching 6th grade at Lake Middle School! I am excited to be teaching at the eSchool this year! Prior to teaching, I graduated in May 2009 from the University of Maine with a B.S. in elementary (K-8) education. Why Maine? I was there on a volleyball scholarship for four years and enjoyed my time on the east coast. I was born and raised here in Coeur d' Alene and am happy to be back! I also have earned my Educational Leadership (AKA Principal) degree from the University of Idaho in 2017. Besides teaching, I also am also certified to teach yoga and I continuously play and coach volleyball. My husband and I got married in 2016. We have a 3-year-old son, who loves tractors and anything construction, and a 1-year-old daughter who brings joy and giggles to our home each and every day. We also have two wonderful 4 legged children, Koko, a 9-year-old Pitbull/Lab mix, and Ruby, a 3-year-old Golden Retriever puppy. I love to stay active and live a healthy lifestyle and promote this in the classroom. In 2013, I became an Ironman for the first time, and was crazy enough to do it again in 2015! Both were amazing experiences and I also have competed in many other triathlon and nontriathlon activities throughout the last few summers. I strongly encourage you to check in on Schoology daily and please contact me (email is best) with any questions or concerns anytime. I look forward to spending the year with your student!
Some of my favorite things:
* the color purple
* anything active/ outdoors/ hunting
* healthy food- I enjoy spending time in the kitchen cooking or baking
* Fall is my favorite season- the colors, foods, football and the start of another school year!
* Chips and dips are my weakness when attending any social events
* Country music - I would love to see George Straight in Concert