Hello! I am so excited to be teaching first grade this year at Tambark Creek Elementary! This will be my second year teaching in Everett Public Schools. I graduated from Whitworth University in 2018 with a Bachelors in Elementary Education along with a minor in English Language Learners and endorsements in both English Language Learners and Reading. During my undergraduate degree program, I taught in first and second grades and successfully completed my student teaching semester in a first-grade classroom in Spokane. I also completed a month-long placement in a high school English Language Learners classroom and the Newcomer's Center with Mandy Manning.
Whitworth has fully prepared me to step into the world of education with a philosophy which revolves around a quote by Rita Pierson, “Every child deserves a champion.” My goal is to establish a sincere relationship with each student and to find that one niche that speaks to them, lights up their brain, and personally connects within them.
I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Also in 2018, I married my best friend, David, whom I met our freshman year at Whitworth. We moved to Everett for his job at Boeing where he works as an athletic trainer. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, cooking, and watching Netflix or relaxing with a good book!
I am looking forward to creating a memorable year full of laughter, relationship, and growth as we support each other in our learning process!