A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
I am originally from Portland, Oregon but chose to attend college at Eastern Mennonite University here in Harrisonburg. In September of 2003, I completed my student teaching here at Peak View and then continued with the same class as a long-term substitute. After my experience student teaching and substituting here at Peak View I knew that I would love to remain working in the area. I then graduated from EMU in December of 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. I am certified in both PreK-6 and Special Education K-12. I was then hired at Peak View and taught first grade for four years. While teaching first grade I was voted Peak View’s Teacher of the Year in 2006-2007. It was a true honor! I then moved to teach third grade for two years and Kindergarten for one year. Five years ago I was able to return to teaching first grade…..which is by far my favorite grade to teach. I have a true passion for teaching and I know that we will have a lot of fun together this year!
In December 2010, I completed my Masters in reading at EMU. My Masters degree will allow me to be a Reading Specialist if I ever choose to do so. I am also happy to share that I completed my Administrative Certificate through James Madison University in the summer of 2013. My ultimate goal is to be a principal someday!
My husband and I were married on July 21, 2012 here in Virginia. We have four dogs and welcomed our son into the world in March 2014. His name is Beckett and he loves being active outside. I am sure you will see him around at school events this year. We are expecting a little girl in early December 2017 and Beckett is very excited to be a big brother. In my spare time I judge cheerleading competitions, do private tutoring, enjoy coaching the Peak View Hippity Hoppers, reading, and being outdoors with my family.
Color - pink and yellow
Animal - camels
Food - peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
Sweet Treat - Peanut Butter Cookies and Cream Ice Cream from Klines
Restaurant - Jack Browns
Sport's Team - Oregon Ducks
Author - Jan Brett
Store - Target