It is hard to believe that I started teaching at South Bay Elementary in the year 2000. I know that my years here have gone by so quickly because of the wonderful students, parents, and staff. Born and raised in Olympia, I didn’t wander too far from home when I attended at Western Washington University in Bellingham. Several years ago I went back to school and obtained a masters in education with a specialty in reading and literacy. This is when I found my passion in helping students learn to read and read to learn. I am excited to be teaching 3rd grade.