I am so happy to share this journey of learning with these third grade kids. For those who don’t know me, I was a kindergarten teacher here at Sorensen for three years and then moved to a 3rd grade position. This will be my twenty-fourth year of teaching, including each grade level (K-5) and teaching in CDA, Post Falls, Mexico, Indonesia, and Germany. My husband, Scott DuCoeur, teaches kindergarten and P.E. here at Sorensen and all four of our children attended elementary school here. I value the community, the engaging learning opportunities, and the high academic standards of Sorensen.My goal for this year is that these third graders excel and enjoy learning the 3rd-grade curriculum and beyond, while being challenged to think critically and creatively. At Sorensen, we also strive to create a community of trust and encouragement to spur us all to excellence.