I am very excited about being your child's kindergarten teacher and spending this school year with them.  I have been teaching for 29 years in the Coeur d'Alene School District.   My career started at Ramsey Elementary as a reading teacher for 2 years, kindergarten teacher for 10 years, 1st grade teacher for 7 years and finally a third grade teacher for 2 years before making the move to Atlas Elementary 8 years ago.  I really wanted to return to the kindergarten classroom and that's why I made the move to Atlas to become an Atlas Explorer.
    I have lived in Coeur d'Alene since the late 70's and I attended Ramsey Elementary, Lakes Middle School and Coeur d'Alene High School.  I am a graduate of Boise State University with an education degree and an endorsement in reading.  My son is currently a sophomore in college and my daughter just graduated from college in Boston and, unfortunately for me, just accepted a job at the District Attorney's office, so I'm sure she won't be moving back home anytime soon.  My bonus daughter is a senior in high school and my bonus son is a sophomore in high school.
    Outside of school, you will find my husband and I watching my son running cross country, indoor track or outdoor track for his college.  If there is snow on the ground, I like to keep up with my family scrapbooks and snuggle with our pets.  You won't find me playing in the snow!  I love to travel during school vacations, so I will either be in Arizona visiting my parents, traveling to Boston to visit my daughter or on a cruise ship.  We like to take family cruises yearly and we have been to Jamaica, Belieze, Hondoras, Grand Cayman and all over Mexico.
    I look forward to getting to know you and your children over this school year.

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