Fifth Grade Teacher
I grew up in Everett Washington. My mother was head of staffing at Everett General Hospital and my father was the plant manager of Black Clawson, also in Everett. My older brother, Bill, who is now deceased, was a sergeant with the Wildlife and Fisheries Department.
I graduated from Cascade High School. After attending Western Washington University for two years, I then transferred to Washington State University (Go Cougs!) where I majored in Elementary Education with an emphasis in reading and a Minor in coaching. I received a Masters degree in reading from Pacific Lutheran University.
I started my career teaching second grade in Puyallup, where I also did my student teaching. After meeting my soon-to-be husband, I moved to Bellevue and began teaching third grade at Redmond Elementary. I worked my way up the grades over the years and began teaching fifth grade. I love a fifth grader’s emerging personality, enthusiasm, and sense of humor.
I live in Kirkland with my husband, Jim, who is a journeyman glazier for Parker Henry Glass and our lab rescue pup “son” Beau.
My hobbies include working out, reading, spending time with family, and shopping.