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Hello! I am very excited to be beginning my first year teaching 5th grade at Chautauqua Elementary. I spent several weeks supporting the 4th grade team as a substitute at the end of the last school year and feel the experience gave me an invaluable opportunity to get to know many Chautauqua staff and students.
I have deep roots in Washington and my family and I have lived in West Seattle for nearly 20 years. My daughter is a recent graduate of Vashon High School. Just as she ends the routine of daily commuting via ferry, I begin!
I have worked in education for the past 14 years, serving both the Renton and Seattle districts. I am passionate about promoting student voice, critical thinking, and creativity within a supportive classroom community.
On a personal note, I enjoy reading both history and biography, eating Thai food, drinking coffee and telling people how my dog Ollie is the smartest and cutest dog ever!