•      It'sMrs. Linn School Photo hard to believe that this is my nineteenth year of teaching at Silver Firs Elementary! The wonderful people in this community make it a wonderful place to work. When I'm not in my classroom, I love being with my family, reading, running, bicycling, watching movies and gardening. I also love science, animals and doing art. I grew up in Washington, and have lived in the area with my husband and three children for over 37 years.

    Mr. Linn does accounting (lots of numbers), and my brother is a real physicist (scientist) in New Mexico. My Father is a retired Firefighter and my Mother is Sewing Instructor and Artist.  
    I have three grown children: Chelsea is married with 2 children. She sells houses! My grandson just turned 4 and his little sister is about 8 months old! Chelsea loves horses, dogs and hiking! 
    Sammie is studying to be a Physicians Assistant in Arizona right now. Sean lives in Mount Vernon and he works with big machines as a machinist!  Our family enjoys hiking, puzzling, camping & ski/snowboard together. We also like to do athletic things together like triathlons, bike rides or stair climbs to help others and it keeps us in shape!  It's also fun to compete a bit with each other.

    We have had many different pets, (parrots, horses, frogs, rats, a snake and more), but right now we have a Golden Retriever named Rosie and a cat named Charlie Chaplin. Can you tell I LOVE animals? I thought I'd be a vet if I didn't become a singer when I was young, but I am very happy that all my paths led to teaching! My favorite sports to watch are football, baseball, basketball and many others! My favorite TV shows (when I watch) are the discovery or history channels, SciFi, Animal Planet, and Elementary, (Bugs Bunny and Sponge Bob are fun too!). What do you like to watch?  

    Full Back Pack      My Background: I am a true Husky as I went to the University of Washington for eleven years! I have an AA degree in Singing/Music, a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences a Teacher Certificate, a Master's Degree, a Professional Teacher Certification and National Board Certification all in Elementary Education. All this schooling means that I understand that school can be hard sometimes but it's all worth it! You never know what you might be doing when you grow up!  I'm anxious to find out what your favorite subjects are and what you might like to be when you grow up!

    Before I became a teacher I owned a daycare, ran a computer training school for adults, and I've been a secretary, a waitress, a ditch digger for sprinklers, sold records (vinyl), and a cashier. I even worked at Jack in the Box and had a paper route way back when! What kinds of jobs do you do at home?

    I think the best learning advice was given by the famous scientist Albert Einstein when he said, "The most important thing is to never stop questioning." I look forward to meeting you and hearing your questions!

    Mrs. Nikko Linn