Welcome to third grade at Cedar Wood. After graduating from the U of W many years ago, I began my teaching career in the Mukilteo School District. Although my internship was in second grade, my first teaching assignments were seventh and eighth grade block at Olympic View Junior High. When Picnic Point Elementary opened back in 1981, I was happy to help open a new school and taught grades 2-4. In 1984, I traded in my classroom days for private tutoring and substitute teaching. After a significant break, I came to work for the Everett School District where both our children attended school. While in Everett, I have taught second, third and fourth grade. Third grade is where students learn to produce quality work with others and independently. I would describe third grade as a big step up and one of change!
As a parent of adult children I have learned much. I will share my knowledge, love of learning, and compassion with each Cedar Wood student assigned to my classroom. Working with an outstanding team of intermediate teachers, I will help my students acquire a love for reading and lead them toward becoming life long learners.