Hello and welcome! My teaching career started in Clarkston, Washington. Spring comes early in the valley, and tulips are already popping their heads up in mid February! With 8 years under my belt and my Masters in Education, I moved to the quaint little town of Oakesdale. I spent 13 wonderful years teaching there. I even enjoyed the 23 minute commute from Colfax to Oakesdale each day. The trouble was, I was missing out on my own family and children.
Change for my family came in the fall of 2013. Keagan started kindergarten, Averi was entering sixth grade, Bailey was a senior across the street at the high school, and I landed a sixth grade teaching position here in Colfax! What a treat it was to have all 3 kids and myself in one school district!
Teaching sixth grade for two years was a challenge, and one I loved very much. Even though I truly enjoyed that age group, it was time for me to revisit the primary grades and refresh my understanding of the developmental years. Since 2015, I've had the pleasure of working with second graders.
Teaching is a fascinating career! There's never a dull moment nor a dull child. It's wonderfully exhausting, and nothing less than thrilling to watch young minds as they have their "ah-ha!" moments. Working with children is an honor and blessing!