Welcome to third grade - the best grade ever! Third grade was my favorite grade when I was a child, mostly because I had a teacher that made learning exciting, accessible, and fun. As a third grade teacher I am committed to making sure each child feels successful and happy at school - and I always strive to make learning fun.
I have both a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Reading Endorsement from CU Boulder. This will be my 21st year teaching, and I have been fortunate to have been at Silver Creek since its opening. Before teaching at Silver Creek, I had the opportunity to teach both 2nd and 3rd grades, and was also a reading specialist. Teaching literacy is my passion, especially teaching writing because it's so exciting to watch young writers develop and express their personalities through words.
A little about me personally: I grew up in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. Before going to graduate school, I moved to Seattle where I met my husband Drake. Together we are the proud parents of two wonderful children - sixteen year old Charley and twelve year old Ava. My family enjoys traveling, camping, hiking (if I bribe them), and having new adventures together.
I am eager to begin a year full of discovery, learning and growth with my new third grade students!