Susan Staiert

Professional Biography

  • I earned my BA from the University of Colorado and my MA from Pacific Oaks College in Human Development with an emphasis in early childhood development.

    I have been teaching since 1993. I started out at the Quileute Tribal School in LaPush, Washington. I worked for the Quillayute Valley School District for 10 years, providing Special Education services to infants and preschoolers at area reservations, including the Makah, Hoh, Quileute and Quinault, and at Forks Elementary School in Forks, Washington. After that, I taught for a year in Hawaii, on the Big Island.  I have worked for North Thurston Public Schools for ten years, first as a special education teacher and then as a kindergarten teacher. Eventually, I worked my way to first grade, and then to second grade.  I have worked at Lydia Hawk and Meadows.

    I especially like watching children learn and getting children excited about asking and then answering their own questions.  I think science and nature are great ways of getting kids excited about learning.

    I am happy to be at Mountain View and look forward to working with your children in my class!


    • 8:40-8:45 Greetings, Check in
    • 8:45-9:00 Class meeting
    • 9:00-9:35 Reading Foundation Skills
    • 9:35-10:15 Specialist time (P.E., Music, Library, Art)
    • 10:15-11:25 Reading
    • 11:25-11:55 Math small group time
    • 11:55-12:25 Recess
    • 12:25-12:55 Lunch
    • 12:55-1:55 Math
    • 1:55-2:10 Recess
    • 2:10-3:00 Writing or Science
    • 3:00 Pack up
    • 3:10 Go home!