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    Welcome!  I am very happy to be teaching 8th grade at Woodland Middle School.  This is my 28th year of teaching.  I have a Bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts (emphasis in directing and dance) from the University of New Mexico and a Master's degree in Education from New Mexico State University.  I am secondary certified with endorsements in English, History, and Fine Arts.  I enjoy bringing all of these areas into my teaching to create an engaging, relevant classroom.

    I love working with 8th graders.  I have high expectations for my students, but will never ask them to do more than they are capable of.  I expect them to trust me to provide work that will increase their skills and knowledge, and I expect to be able to trust them to take responsibility for their own learning.  I appreciate working as a team with parents and other educators, and most of all with my students, to provide a rewarding, successful 8th grade year.

    I moved to Coeur d'Alene with my husband son and dogs two years ago.  We love living here and exploring all the area has to offer.