I’m so excited to be teaching Second Grade at OLG! I have been a member of the parish for many years and my daughters have both attended OLG starting in preschool. Mary Kate attends Holy Names and Luce will be in Seventh Grade at OLG.
I was a classroom teacher for eleven years. I took three years off from teaching to stay home when my girls were young. While I was a stay-at-home mom I completed the School Library Professional Program at the University of Washington and am endorsed in Library Media. I was the Teacher-Librarian at St. George School for the past ten years. I received my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Eastern Washington University in 1998. I finished my Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at Seattle University in August 2003.
I like working for the Archdiocese of Seattle because I like being a part of a faith filled community where parental involvement and community support is an integral part of the learning process. I am a creative teacher who has a wealth of experience with students from all kinds of backgrounds and am able to meet individual student needs. I have had many different experiences working with children, teaching middle school language arts, working at an inner-city school, and teaching Spanish to my third grade students. I have also worked at a summer camp, tutored homeless children and taught Summer School for Seattle School District for four summers. I worked with a very diverse group of children in each of these settings.
I live right down the street from OLG with my family, and am looking forward to being able to walk to work! We have a dog, Luna and two cats, Tron & Caramel. I love reading, traveling, getting outside and spending time with my family.