Welcome to Second Grade! I'm so excited to be a part of the great learning experiences that will be happening this year! This is my 15th year of teaching and my 5th year of teaching Second Grade. My husband, daughter, and I moved to Coeur d' Alene about 4 years ago. It's amazing to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the country. We are huge animal lovers so we currently have 3 labs and 4 chickens. I'm still working on convincing my husband that we need 2 Nigerian Dwarf Goats. :)
Academically, I am a firm believer of the idea of Growth Mindset. It's not that you can't do it. It's that you just can't do it, YET. I also am in my 5th year of teaching Reader's Workshop and have seen tremendous growth in students while using this model.
I am a great believer in strong communication between a teacher, parents, and students. Please, feel free to contact me if you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns.
I am looking forward to a fantastic year!!!