Degrees and Certifications:

Siri Bookani

I was born and raised in Bellevue, Washington but moved to California at age 16. I received my elementary teaching credential and bachelor’s degree in 2006. I received my Masters in Education with a STEAM specialization last year. I taught for 11 years in Pasadena, California. For the first three years I taught 6th grade. For the last eight I was the elementary school STEM lab teacher for students from Kindergarten to fifth grade.

My husband and I just moved to the island and I am very happy to be back in the Pacific Northwest. I’m so excited to be teaching first grade at Chautauqua this year!

Fun Fact: At the age of five, during a vacation on the island, I told my mom that I was going to move to Vashon and become a teacher when I grew up. I guess I grew up! :)