“To learn and never be filled, is wisdom; to teach and never be weary, is love.”--Author Unknown
Hello second-grade students and families!
I am a second-grade teacher at Greenwood Elementary School. I am especially excited to teach at Greenwood, because I also attended Greenwood as a student for 6 years (1st-6th grade). The gorgeous, canopy of trees that line Spruce Street are still my favorite scenery for a stroll.
Educationally, I attended school in the La Grande School District--finishing at LHS. After high-school, I earned a bachelor degree from Eastern Oregon University. I majored in Multidisciplinary Studies, with minors in Elementary Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages. I continue to participate in professional development opportunities through this campus. I recently added a reading endorsement to my license. I have completed approximately half of the courses for my Master's degree. I plan to finish in the next three years or so.
Professionally, I have also worked as a substitute teacher, a first-grade teacher and as the district ESL Specialist. I regularly teach summer programs and extended day opportunities. This range of experience has offered many valuable learning opportunities--all of which I have loved.
Personally, I love to read. The Kindle Fire has made this addiction much more accessible! It is wonderful! I am an avid baker, apple-pie is my specialty. I enjoy walking around town and visiting Farmer's Market every weekend. I also enjoy going on bike rides with my husband Robert. I have the coolest bike--it even has a bell and a basket! The latest development is our new baby, Milo. He is so much fun and growing fast. His favorite book is Jamberry!
Enough about me! I look forward to teaching, learning, and sharing together in the future!