Welcome to another fantastic year!
I LOVE GATEWAY! My children were students, and I was amazed at the fabulous education they gained. I feel fortunate and excited to be teaching here. This is my third year teaching 8th and 7th ELA. This year I will be teaching ELA 8 to 7th grade honor students and ELA 7.
A bit of history about me... I grew up in Grandview, Washington. I attended the University of Washington after high school and graduated with a degree in English and teaching. Later I received my Master’s from Seattle Pacific University in Reading and Language Arts. I taught in Salzburg Austria for a couple of years after college; spent many years teaching and in leadership at Monroe High School, and then taught at Sky Valley Education Center for several years (an alternative school/PPP) before coming to Gateway. I have lots of experience teaching students of all levels and every end of the learning spectrum. I am AP and Pre-AP trained and have taught AP courses for many years. I have also taught College in the High School for EVCC.
My husband is an adjunct math teacher at LWIT and my two children: Hunter (19) is a graduate of Jackson High School and is attending Seattle University; Hannah (18) is a senior at Jackson High School--education is our middle name! :)
I am very excited to have your student in class and am looking forward to a year full of learning, growth, and development.
Thank you for the supplies you have already provided! (Check supply list for supplies needed during the school year.) If you are able: extra class supplies needed, but no pressure. :)
- Construction paper
- Post-its of various colors and sizes.
- Glue sticks, glue.
- Permanent markers in a variety of colors.
- Healthy snacks-- granola bars, fruit snacks...NO NUTS PLEASE!!