Dear PCE Families,
I hope you are settling into our new way of living and learning. I am looking forward to a great (but different) year in 3rd grade!! Our 3rd grade team is so excited to meet you all!
I'm ready to "Adventure Together" this year and rock this 3rd grade year with you all. I've been teaching since 2000, and every year I learn something new. This year I get to learn how to do distance learning with you all. I am super excited becuase we get to use technology that wasn't even invented when I was a kid. The kind of video conferencing and interactive learning we are doing today was only in movies and cartoons like the Jetsons (ask your parents if they remember that one)! I have taught in Granite Falls and Everett School Districts and this is my 3rd year at Penny Creek. Both my kids went to Penny Creek, so I've actually been hanging with the PCE Frogs for a lot longer than that!
I'm a Northwest native and grew up in the area. We currently live in Snohomish, not too far from the soccer and pumpkin fields. Our family enjoys doing lots of things outside like camping, walking, and riding bikes. I love reading, hanging in my backyard, and baking lots of bread! I enjoy a good ol' fashioned Family Movie Night anytime we can get one. You may be interested to find out that I got my teaching degree at Western Washington University, and went to college in Galway, Ireland. My favorite subjects are Science, Math, and Writing!
This year, we will be using Canvas as our starting point each day. You'll also get emails and announcements through Canvas to help ease communication and decrease the number of websites to click on each day! You can find Canvas by selecting the Students tab at on any everettsd.org site, then clicking the Canvas tile. We will be using Canvas as a starting point for each day's assignments. My goals are to provide you with learning opportunities that are engaging, keep us fresh on concepts we were working on, and gently introduce new ideas to keep us looking forward.
During our remote learning time, the main method I will use to communicate with students is through Canvas. We'll still use Google Classroom but you won't have to look all over the internet to log in!
If you have any questions, please reach out. Email is the best way for parents to contact me; however, you can also leave a voicemail message on my classroom phone, and I will do my best to access messages remotely, although it will be sporadic.
Please stay in touch and take care of your loved ones and yourself!
Language Services: District websites can be translated in multiple languages. Use the drop-down menu at the top of the EPS homepage to select "translate this page," and a Google translate window will open. You can then select the language needed.