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Philosophy of Education

My philosophy is that each child is a unique and gifted child of God who deserves a loving, respectful, and stimulating environment in which to learn. I believe my job as a teacher is to guide and inspire my students to grow in their knowledge of the subject matter, as well as to grow in their understanding of who they are as people and as Christian citizens. In my classroom, students will be challenged to learn from their mistakes, collaborate with their peers, take responsibility for their learning, and develop their potential.

Educational Background

Pacific Lutheran University, ­­Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Education (Certification in Spanish, English, and ESL)
Pacific Lutheran University­­, Master in Literacy Education
Pacific Lutheran University­­, Elementary Education Certification

Teaching Experience

I taught Spanish at Bellarmine Preparatory School for four years, from 2000­-2004. After some time away from the classroom to raise my children, I returned to teaching in 2013 at St. Pat’s.

Notes

During the 9 years when I was home raising my children, I also ran an in-­home daycare where I happily spent my days playing with and caring for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. I believe strongly in learning through play, both for these littlest ones as well as for older children.

My husband and I live in University Place, where we enjoy raising our three boys. Having all boys is an adventure like no other! In my free time, when I’m not playing with my kids, I love to read, be outside in nature, and bake cookies.